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lggLet's go gliding

Gliding and soaring refer to motorless flight. Gliding started with aircraft like our modern hang gliders, however the safest and most accessible form today is the sailplane.

The sailplane comes in two-seat and single seat versions. They are strongly built using space-age technology and easy to fly. After launch, they float through the sky gently descending at about one-third the rate of a typical powered aircraft when its engine is idling. When gliding, from release at two thousand feet, a typical flight lasts fifteen minutes.

Here comes the magic! Glider pilots can use rising air currents to stay aloft. Sometimes a glider flight can last all day! For a quick introduction look at the video below.

 

Note: this video is for the SSA promotion of Let's Go Gliding.

 

 

 Take an introductory flight at one of these Canadian clubs