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Synonyms for glider

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

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In November, the Rutgers team had a pack of four gliders off the Jersey shore, practicing what Schofield called Aoswarming behaviorsAo.
To demonstrate its new Grip Control System, they used a 3008 to launch a glider over a damp and bumpy field.
The metal-framed wood and canvas gliders could lift a total load of 3,750 pounds, usually two pilots and 13 combat-equipped troops.
6 million if the Navy exercises an option to buy up to 150 gliders by 2014.
Cargo gliders are usually remembered for their invasion application, and those aboard have earned a respected place in military history.
We paint our aircraft in high visibility paint, but unfortunately gliders are often white, and when they're not metal they don't always show up on radar.
Aviation chiefs have also expressed worries about the possibility of crashes, and have been told to look urgently at the production of "transponder" avoidance devices that can be fitted to gliders.
They could not fight back because the gliders were unarmed, and whatever firepower was directed at them the pilots had to ignore it and get on with the job of getting the glider and its load down in one piece," he said.
Many RAF aircrew were drafted in to man theaircraft and cover for the Army pilots, who normally manned the gliders, but were lost in action during Arnhem.
VETERAN RAF glider pilots and airborne soldiers are to gather in the Midlands today to mark the 60th anniversary of Operation Varsity - the biggest and most successful airborne assault in history.
SYLMAR - In a high-flying Valentine to the San Fernando Valley, hang gliders took to the skies Monday and sprinkled poppy seeds over a hillside in hopes of seeing more of the orange flowers this spring.
This event not only marked the end of the Phoney War, but was also the debut of gliders in combat.
His remarks capture the essence of the Allies' use of gliders in combat during World War II--harrowing, dangerous, and costly in terms of equipment and human casualties.