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In aeronautics, air brakes or speed brakes are a type of flight control surfaces used on an aircraft to increase drag or increase the angle of approach during landing.
The British Gliding Association (BGA) is the governing body for gliding in the United Kingdom.
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer, carbon fiber reinforced plastic or carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP or often simply carbon fiber, carbon composite or even carbon), is an extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced plastic which contains carbon fibers.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the statutory corporation which oversees and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the United Kingdom.
Fiberglass (US) or fibreglass (UK) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using glass fiber.
Flaps are a type of high-lift device used to increase the lift of an aircraft wing at a given airspeed.
Douglas George Lee MBE (born 7 November 1945) is a glider pilot who was world gliding champion on three consecutive occasions.
The Glasflügel H-401 "Kestrel" is a glider that was developed in 1968 for the open class.
A glider or sailplane is a type of glider aircraft used in the leisure activity and sport of gliding.
Competition classes in gliding, as in other sports, mainly exist to ensure fairness in competition.
Some of the pilots in the sport of gliding take part in gliding competitions.
In meteorology, lee waves are atmospheric stationary waves.
This is a list of gliders/sailplanes of the world, (this reference lists all gliders with references, where available) Note: Any aircraft can glide for a short time, but gliders are designed to glide for longer.
Rear Admiral Hilary Charles Nicholas 'Nick' Goodhart CB FRAeS (28 September 1919 – 9 April 2011) was an engineer and aviator who invented the mirror-sight deck landing system for aircraft carriers.
The Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-2 is an Open Class glider built by Schempp-Hirth during the 1970s.
Slingsby Aviation is a British aircraft company based in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England.
In a fixed-wing aircraft, the spar is often the main structural member of the wing, running spanwise at right angles (or thereabouts depending on wing sweep) to the fuselage.
The SZD-38 Jantar 1 (Amber) is a glider designed and produced in Poland from 1971.
A tailplane, also known as a horizontal stabiliser, is a small lifting surface located on the tail (empennage) behind the main lifting surfaces of a fixed-wing aircraft as well as other non-fixed-wing aircraft such as helicopters and gyroplanes.
The US Southwest Soaring Museum is an aviation museum, located at 918 E US Route 66, in Moriarty, New Mexico, United States that focuses on the history of gliding in the western United States.