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Adolf Dickfeld (20 February 1910 – 17 May 2009) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II, a ace credited with 136 enemy aircraft shot down in about 1,072 combat missions.
Ann Courtenay Welch OBE, née Edmonds, (20 May 1917 – 5 December 2002) was a pilot who received the Gold Air Medal from Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) for her contributions to the development of four air sports - gliding, hang gliding, paragliding and microlight flying.
The British Aircraft Company was a British aircraft manufacturer based in Maidstone.
The Challenge 1929 was the first FAI International Tourist Plane Contest (Challenge International de Tourisme), that took place between August 4 and August 16, 1929 in Paris, France.
The Challenge 1932 was the third FAI International Tourist Plane Competition (Challenge International de Tourisme), that took place between 12 and August 28, 1932 in Berlin, Germany.
The Challenge 1934 was the fourth and last FAI International Tourist Plane Contest (Challenge International de Tourisme), that took place between August 28 and September 16, 1934, in Warsaw, Poland.
Erich Bachem (* 12 August 1906 in Mülheim an der Ruhr; † 25 March 1960) was a German engineer.
The International Gliding Commission (IGC) is the international governing body for the sport of gliding.
The following events occurred in February 1900.
The Gerhard Fieseler Werke (GFW) in Kassel was a German aircraft manufacturer of the 1930s and 1940s.
The Fieseler Fi 97 was a 1930s German four-seat cabin touring and competition monoplane aircraft designed and built by the German manufacturer Fieseler.
The Göppingen Gö 3 Minimoa is a single-seat sailplane produced in Germany.
The Göppingen Gö 4 or Goevier is a German sailplane of the late 1930s used for training pilots.
Gerhard Waibel (born 3 October 1938) is a designer of gliders who worked for Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co producing many famous designs.
Gliding is a recreational activity and competitive air sport in which pilots fly unpowered aircraft known as gliders or sailplanes using naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne.
Hanna Reitsch (29 March 1912 – 24 August 1979) was a German aviator and test pilot.
Heini Dittmar (March 30, 1912, Bad Kissingen, Unterfranken, Germany – April 28, 1960 near Mülheim an der Ruhr, West Germany) was a record-breaking German glider pilot.
(April 24, 1886 – July 1, 1938) was a German engineer who founded the Mahle GmbH and Hirth companies, manufacturing engine components and complete aircraft engines respectively.
The Hindenburg Cup (Hindenburg-Pokal) was a German aviation prize, founded in 1928 and awarded annually by President and Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg to recognize achievements in powered flight.
Hirth is a surname.
The Hirth Hi 21 was a multi-purpose two seat side-by-side configuration training glider, designed and built in Germany during World War II.
The experimental Hirth Hi-25 Kria was only the second glider constructed from glass reinforced plastic (GRP).
Jeżów Sudecki (Grunau) is a village in Jelenia Góra County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.
The Klemm Kl 32 was a touring aircraft, developed in Germany in 1932, based on the Klemm Kl 31 as a competitor in the Challenge 1932 touring aircraft competition.
The Laubenthal Württemberg, sometimes known after its constructors as the Akaflieg Darmstadt Württemberg, was a single seat glider designed by Paul Laubenthal and built at the University of Darmstadt for Wolf Hirth, who won four prizes in it at an international competition in France in 1928.
In meteorology, lee waves are atmospheric stationary waves.
Lift is a meteorological phenomenon used as an energy source by soaring aircraft and soaring birds.
Lilienthal Gliding Medal – the highest soaring award in the world, established by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in 1938 in honor of Otto Lilienthal, a German pioneer of human aviation.
This is a list of aircraft in alphabetical order beginning with 'H'.
This is a list of aircraft manufacturers sorted alphabetically by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)/common name.
This list of notable glider pilots contains the names of those who have achieved fame in gliding and in other fields.
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.
The following is a list containing people both born in Stuttgart and notable residents of the city, ordered chronologically.
Lore and a copy, Musterle, were high performance sailplanes designed at Darmstadt by Paul Laubenthal.
The Maeda 703 was one of the first indigenous Japanese gliders, a high performance single seat aircraft which first flew in 1940.
Martin Schempp (23 March 1905 - 9 July 1984) was a glider pilot and founder of Schempp-Hirth, a major manufacturer of gliders.
Carl Oskar Ursinus (11 March 1877 – 6 July 1952) was a pioneer of German aviation and is remembered mainly for his contributions to sailplane designs and the sport of gliding.
Perlan Project Inc.
Peter Riedel (August 1905 – November 6, 1998) was a German gliding champion, and was Air Attaché for the Nazi government before and during World War II.
The Raab Doppelraab is a German training glider produced in the early 1950s which proved popular with gliding clubs.
Rivalen der Luft – ein Segelfliegerfilm (Engl: Rivals of the Air - a film on gliding) is a German movie released in January 1934, which in 1945 got banned by the Allied Control Council as Nazi Propaganda film, although it was later removed from the list of so-called Conditional Films.
Squadron Leader Robert Kronfeld, AFC (5 May 1904 – 12 February 1948) was an Austrian-born gliding champion and sailplane designer of the 1920s and 30s.
Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH is a glider manufacturer based in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany.
The Schmeidler SN.2 was a low power, single seat aircraft designed in Germany in the 1930s to test the ability of trailing edge wing extensions to lower minimum flight speeds without a high speed drag penalty.
The Schneider Grunau 8 was a simple, two-seat trainer glider designed and built in Germany in the early 1930s.
The Schneider Grunau Baby was a single-seat sailplane first built in Germany in 1931, with some 6,000 examples constructed in some 20 countries.
The Schneider Grunau 7 Moazagotl was a high-performance sailplane designed in Germany in 1933 specifically for fast, long distance flying using strong thermals.
The Slingsby T.3 Primary (a.k.a. Dagling) was a single-seat training glider produced in the 1930s by Fred Slingsby in Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire.
The Vogt Lo-150 is a West German high-wing, single seat glider that was designed by Alfred Vogt and produced by the Wolf Hirth Company.
The Volksflugzeug (People’s Aircraft) was a grand Third Reich scheme for the mass-production of a small and simple airplane in the 1930s.
The is a mountain within the German state of Hesse.
As of March 1 (O.S. February 17), when the Julian calendar acknowledged a leap day and the Gregorian calendar did not, the Julian calendar fell one day further behind, bringing the difference to 13 days until February 28 (O.S. February 15), 2100.