What makes gliders fly?

Answer Gliders have no engines to provide power, yet they can stay aloft for hours, riding air currents up and down through the sky. Their secret lies in the size and shape of their wings.Bernoulli's Prin... Read More »

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How do gliders fly?

Consisting of three main parts (wings, fuselage and tail, all of which are streamlined to decrease drag), gliders rely on the Earth's natural forces, as well as the pilot's skill, to fly in three s... Read More »

Uses of Gliders?

Gliders, or sailplanes, have several uses. Military forces use gliders for basic pilot training and used them in World War II to deliver cargo and soldiers into battle. Civilian uses include recr... Read More »

FAA Regulations for Gliders?

Pilots interested in obtaining a glider certification must meet (Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) eligibility requirements and pass the FAA mandated test. The FAA provides several levels of gl... Read More »

DIY Paper Gliders?

Paper gliders are a quick-to-make craft that can demonstrate the physics of flight or simply entertain a child on a rainy afternoon. Having a child make their own paper glider is a good way to get ... Read More »