From Citizendium
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
This editable Main Article is under development and subject to a disclaimer.

A glider is a type of unpowered aircraft that uses aerodynamic lift to slow its rate of descent.

Gliders were the first form of heavier-than-air aircraft.

A skilled glider pilot can remain aloft for hours at a time by positioning the aircraft within one or more atmospheric updrafts.