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AddIn Detail: Gliders, Sailplanes And Soaring

Although zero-emission air travel may sound like a thing of the future, gliders have a long history, which can be traced back to the birth of aeronautics. Before the Wright brothers famously outfitted their Flyer design with an engine-powered propeller, most early-flight concepts could be defined as gliders. Early gliders were often launched from hilltops or towed behind a motor vehicle to achieve liftoff. Once airborne, it was the pilot's job to find pockets of rising air known as "thermals" t

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