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Synonyms for glider

aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces

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FLARM is an aircraft anti-collision system that was initially developed to reduce glider aircraft mid-air collisions, approximately half of which result in lethal accidents.
Launching a high-performance glider aircraft near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Aerial Tribute provides access to stratospheric thermals, which ascend to altitudes so high as to allow some of the ashes to remain in the upper atmosphere forever.
Inspired by motorbikes and glider aircraft, the four-wheel car has tilting wheels and moving fenders that enable it to lean by up to 17 degrees.
will receive organizational, intermediate and depot level maintenance, both scheduled and unscheduled, for 80 powered aircraft and 25 glider aircraft under the terms of the contract.