glider

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

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Inspired by motorbikes and glider aircraft, it has tilting wheels that enable it to lean by up to 17 degrees.
When Germany was asked to register a glider aircraft with auxiliary engine, Germany claimed additional noise requirements beyond those defined by EASA.
A retired flying instructor, who was very experienced in both power and glider aircraft, Mr Mulhall had taught more than 300 people to fly since he first took to the air in the late 1940s.
Similarly, it is easy to overlook the fact that glider aircraft can fly only because earth's pull accelerates them downward as their forward-moving wings produce a counteracting aerostatic lift.
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.