Sailplane (Glider)

DG-1000 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.
Photograph by Paul Hailday

A "glider" is an unpowered aircraft. The most common types of gliders are used today for sporting purposes. Their 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.

 

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DG 1000 flight in April 2007. 
Launching, thermaling and smooth landing
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Video clip by fscherze (Germany)