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The base was used for three squadrons of Spitfires under Great Britain’s Royal Air Force, and supported airborne and assault glider operations as well.How Bentley took over and transformed a World War II air base|Kristen Lee/The Drive|September 17, 2021|Popular-Science
If they were gliders, their parents would have had to care for the babies until they were flight-ready.Baby pterosaurs may have been able to fly right after hatching|Carolyn Gramling|September 15, 2021|Science News For Students
An ongoing assessment may lead to the gliders being recategorized from vulnerable to endangered.A year after Australia’s wildfires, extinction threatens hundreds of species|John Pickrell|March 9, 2021|Science News
Even as a “failed experiment,” though, these gliders can help scientists understand the origins of flight, Dececchi and his colleagues concluded.Dinosaurs may have evolved into birds, but early flights didn’t go so well|Kate Baggaley|October 23, 2020|Popular-Science
Although Archaeopteryx wasn’t a particularly great flier either, Dececchi says, it was a stronger glider and possibly could flap its wings a bit.Bat-winged dinosaurs were clumsy fliers|Carolyn Gramling|October 22, 2020|Science News
Occasionally someone climbed over it or crashed through it or dug under it, or made himself a glider and flew through it.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece|John le Carré|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I especially enjoy the scene where he uses a kite as a hang-glider.10 Favorite Movie Monkey Scenes|Crystal the Monkey|July 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
You go in a rocket-powered glider, shoot up for 60 miles, and fall down for five minutes, so it gives you a simulated zero-G.Elon Musk and The Revenge of the Electric Car|Marlow Stern|April 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Lilienthal, “the Glider King,” was the first person to make repeated, successful flights on a glider.
The Daily Beast rounds up seven more, from the Glider King to the flying taxi inventor.
Thus is the Aeroplane "nose-heavy" as a glider, and just so to a degree ensuring a speed of glide equal to its flying speed.The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber
Meanwhile I made a lot of turn-table and glider models and started in upon an idea of combining gas-bags and gliders.Tono Bungay|H. G. Wells
It is also the principle which governs the airplane or glider, whose planes are kept at a definite angle to the air current.
For where the biplane has an intricate control system, Lilienthal relied entirely upon his own body to operate his glider.
Pilcher adopted an even more original scheme for making his glider “go.”