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Synonyms for glider

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

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Last year they questioned EPA's testing processes at its National Vehicle and Fuels Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which were used in a 2017 EPA study on glider truck emissions.
"The great advantage of gliders is that there is nothing to wear out and, given some tender loving care, they will keep flying for a very long time."
It stated that both the glider and helicopter pilots shared responsibility for the near miss, both of whom have not been named.
Retired Squadron Leader Martin Locke, of the trust, said they would have been "really stuck" had not the station commander at RAF Cosford, which is separate to the adjoining museum, agreed to store the glider in 2014.
"The glider was located in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area and sadly a body was recovered."
After some time in the sea, a glider occasionally fails to follow scientists' orders, straying wildly off course.
In 1941, the United States created its own training program for glider pilots, under Major General Henry "Hap" Arnold, commander of the US Army Air Forces.
The Wave Glider is being developed under the project of 'Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) - Adaption of an Autonomous Aquatic Vehicle for Robotic Measurements, Sampling and Monitoring', which is one of the three projects that are carried out by IATI, in cooperation with Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.
Glider kit action aside, Acting Administrator Wheeler is expected to proceed with the agency agenda as outlined under the Trump Administration.
An investigation was carried out by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) which found that the glider's elevator control connection had not been correctly made when it was rigged and this condition was not detected before the flight.
The glider reached an estimated height of 100ft, then appeared to drop its right wing before plummeting nose-first to the ground, Mr Anderson, 62, a former commercial pilot for Thomas Cook Airlines, suffered fatal injuries.
So putting together a glider made good sense and still does, within proper limits.