Photograph taken by Paul Hailday (www.flightbox.net)
"glider" is an unpowered aircraft. The
most common types of gliders are used today for sporting purposes.
design enables them to climb using rising air instead of merely
descending. This has created the sport of gliding, or
soaring. The term "sailplane" is sometimes used for these types,
implying a glider with high soaring performance. (source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glider)
The DG1000 is a glider of the two seater class built by DG Flugzeugbau. It first flew in July 2000 at Speyer in Germany.
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DG 1000 flight in April 2007.
Launching, thermaling and smooth landing. (4:05)
(more)(more)Video clip by fscherze (Germany)