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  FAI Gliding Commission - IGC
IGC (which stands for "International Gliding Commission") is responsible for FAI's gliding activities, in particular World Records and International Competitions with the exception of glider aerobatics [ more about IGC ]
The International Gliding Commission held its annual meeting in Lausanne at the end of February 2007.
For those of you who had the privilege to visit this club at the General Conference last year you will appreciate the lessons that we could all learn from their initiatives and enthusiasm in protecting and developing the club and airfield.
www.fai.org /gliding   (921 words)

 Clockwork Wonders: Cyran Gliding Boots
Gliding boots use ball bearings, small wheels, and a simple braking system to add speed and smooth motion to the wearer's steps, without becoming as difficult to control as ice skates or similar items.
As a result, gliding boots allow the wearer to make a 10 ft. adjustment in combat as a free action rather than a 5 ft. adjustment; this adjustment follows all the rules for the normal 5 ft. adjustment, and can be used 3 times/day.
The boots must be able to glide for this bonus to apply; they don't work in heavy brush or in marshy ground, but are fine on streets, packed mud trails, boardwalks, stone dungeon corridors, and so forth.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=dnd/cw/20061120a   (852 words)

 Gliding and Parachuting
Gliding is in some senses a modified form of parachuting, in which lift forces are produced by an airfoil-type membrane, so most gliders could also be considered part-time parachuters.
You might think gliding is a good first step toward powered flight, but in fact we know of only one group (bats) that seems to have evolved from gliding ancestors, because bats retain many features of gliders.
It is a medium-sized arboreal gliding mammal which hangs upside down in trees, leaping into the air to glide in search of fruit to eat.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /vertebrates/flight/gliding.html   (731 words)

 About Gliding
Unless the pilot can find upcurrents of air, he can only glide steadily downwards until the ground is reached and he has to land.
Whether the pilot is gliding down or soaring, he must always fly the glider at a speed which will enable the wings to provide enough lift to support it.
Gliders are designed to have flat gliding angles, thatis, they will travel a long way for little loss of height.
www.gliding.org /about_gliding/about_gliding.htm   (2047 words)

  2.9.2005 - Discovery of gliding ants shows wingless flight has arisen throughout the animal kingdom
Gliding ants — the only wingless insects known to actively direct their fall — were first observed last year outside Iquitos, Peru, by insect ecologist Stephen P. Yanoviak of UTMB.
While perched 100 feet up in the rainforest canopy waiting for mosquitoes to alight and feed on his blood, Yanoviak casually brushed off a few dozen ants that were attacking him and noticed their uncanny ability to land on the tree's trunk and climb back to the very spot from which they'd fallen.
He and Dudley are applying for grants to do a more systematic survey to see how common gliding is among the hundreds of species of canopy ants as well as other insects that live in the trees, and to explore the biomechanics of their gliding.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2005/02/09_ants.shtml   (1596 words)

 Resources - Runners World Articles - Archives
It was during a 10,000 meters in Minsk, Belarus, running against the USSR at the height of the Cold War.
Gliding alternates the way your running muscles are used, giving them a chance to recharge.
Try gliding one or two days a week, for up to five to 10 steps at first.
www.jeffgalloway.com /resources/rw_archives/nov_1999.html   (690 words)

 About Gliding
Competitive gliding is about maximizing the opportunities that the environment offers and coupling these with navigational, airmanship and tactical skills to complete a predetermined course in the fastest time.
The British Gliding Association (BGA) is the governing body for the sport in the UK whose mission is to provide effective leadership and continuity of UK gliding and soaring.
The vision is to facilitate the development of UK gliding and soaring by providing an environment and framework in which a wide variety of individuals can excel and realize their ambitions and potential.
www.gliding.utvinternet.com /strategicplan.htm   (2811 words)

 Mission Soaring Center Hang Gliding & Lesson Program - Frequently Asked Questions
Hang Gliding is worth every ounce of effort you invest to become a pilot, and as you progress, you will find every step of the way is incredibly rewarding.
Hang gliding may be a solitary skill, but it is a very social sport.
Hang gliding risk is reduced by the use of good equipment, proper instruction, practiced skills, and good judgment.
www.hang-gliding.com /faq.html   (3322 words)

 Geelong Gliding Club - Home
Regarded as the highest gliding award in the world, the Medal is to reward a particularly remarkable performance in gliding, or eminent services to the sport of gliding over a long period of time.
The award was established by the FAI in 1938 in honor of Otto Lilienthal, pioneer glider experimenter and pilot.
Lilienthal's gliding experiments in Germany during the years 1890-1896 demonstrated that human flight was achievable and furnished inspiration and encouragement to Wilbur and Orville Wright.
www.gliding-in-melbourne.org /new/index.php?date=2006-08-01   (790 words)

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It is a truly diverse sport that can be enjoyed at all levels: from the thriving club scene, to aerobatics, to the international racing competitions, currently dominated by British pilots (with five World Champions).
[F]or most people, the joy of gliding comes from simply flying quietly like a bird in the freedom of the air and sharing with friends their enthusiasm for all that the sport has to offer.
The aim of the Club is to encourage people in all facets of gliding, with a strong emphasis on the co-operative efforts of all members to keep costs as low as possible.
www.lycos.com /info/gliding--sport.html   (183 words)

 All About Hang Gliding - FAQs about getting started Hang Gliding
Hang gliding is one of the simplest forms of human flight.
To be a successful hang gliding student and pilot, you need to be able to think clearly and to listen well.
If after your introductory flights, you want to continue with hang gliding, the next step is to enroll in a Novice Certification Course which will teach you different launch and flying techniques, safety procedures, etc. It is best to complete the Novice Course in a concentrated period of time.
www.all-about-hang-gliding.com /faq.htm   (1944 words)

 Gliding Sliding Disc Exercise System :: Official Website - Ultimate Buns and Legs Workout
Gliding was invented by award-winning fitness professional and mother of three, Mindy Mylrea.
Gliding is so effective everyone's talking about it.
Gliding™ is a trademark for Savvier's sliding disc program.
www.glidingdiscs.com   (155 words)

 Gliding Magazine | News
Pilots to race for richest prize in gliding history
Gliding Grand Prix for Omarama — January 2006.
This OSTIV release, sent by Ward Hindman, invites interested parties to submit papers and also to attend the 29th OSTIV Congress in August, 2008.
www.glidingmagazine.com   (313 words)

 Southern Cross Gliding Club, Sydney
GFA - The Gliding Federation of Australia
These packages allows you enough time to start your training and determine if gliding is for you.
- if you're already a member of a bona-fide Australian gliding club, or an international club that is affiliated with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) you may join the club as an associate member.
www.gliding.com.au /sx/joining.htm   (588 words)

 Activity Workshop - Gliding
This included the very basics of an aerofoil wing and the control surfaces on the plane (the moveable bits which control the steering).
As well as the talk of yaw and pitch, and glide ratios, they discussed the various sources of rising air (vital for a glider) including ridge flow and thermic currents, and how to spot such rising air by the clouds forming above.
In the meantime, this was an excellent day out to experience what gliding is like, and comes thoroughly recommended.
activityworkshop.net /gliding/index.html   (1239 words)

 Gliding Magazine | News
It first appeared in the December/January 2007 issue of Gliding Kiwi, the official journal of Gliding New Zealand.
It first appeared in the December/January 2006 issue of Gliding Kiwi, the official journal of Gliding New Zealand.
We encourage all gliding magazines to offer articles that will be of interest to the international gliding community to Gliding and Motorgliding International for republication after their subscribers have already received their print copies.
www.glidingmagazine.com /default.asp?id=1575   (350 words)

 1140 (Steyning) Squadron Air Training Corps Web Site
The ATC has a very large fleet of gliders in which cadets not only have the chance to take control of the gliders, they can fly solo.
The course is usually completed either over a number of successive weekends or at a one week course at a gliding school during the summer.
ยง Advanced Gliding Training (AGT) – for those cadets who were born to fly gliders and have shown through all their courses that they have the skills, aptitude and attitude for advance gliding training.
homepage.ntlworld.com /steyning.aircadets/gliding.htm   (417 words)

 Gliding Movies
Paper plane build for speed.It is the fastest plane I ever built and it has a decent glide ratio.Launch it in a people-free environment to...
Rodin, the genius, the artist, the romantic, speaks for himself and his art in this film that takes his life full circle from the age of 19 to...
The Mosquito paper plane has a huge glide ratio and very good in-flight stability.With his unique "landing pads" it can also land in small surfaces...
www.metacafe.com /tags/gliding   (283 words)

 British Gliding Team
If you want to find out more about gliding in the UK, visit the website of the British Gliding Association.
Pete overhauled German pilot Uli Schwenk in the final race on Saturday at Issoudun in France to take the title and his third sucessive medal in the European Championships after a fortnight long battle during which the lead had changed hands between the pair a number of times.
The first international of the year in July is the European Gliding Championships (open and 15 metre classes) in Finland, followed quickly by the standard, 18 metre and club classe
www.glidingteam.co.uk   (3256 words)

 San Francisco Hang Gliding Center
Specially trained in tandem hang gliding instruction, the San Francisco Hang Gliding Center provides one of the most unique experiences available in adventure sports.
A tandem hang gliding lesson will rank as one of the most unique gifts for all special occasions!
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Hang Gliding Center.
www.sfhanggliding.com   (186 words)

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