What is Soaring?

Soaring is a wonderful sport that allows pilots to fly aircraft without engines and stay aloft for hours at a time.  We call these aircraft gliders or sailplanes.  Sailplane pilots can fly long cross-country flights often covering several hundred kilometers and returning to the point they started from.

There are many websites that discuss soaring; however, we felt it would be appropriate for the Cafe to provide some information about our incredible sport too.  The video below is a good overall history of gliding and describes well just what soaring is all about.  It is a good start for someone to gain an initial understanding of what the Cafe members are talking about.

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  1 comment for “What is Soaring?

  1. John Deans
    May 4, 2017 at 10:45 am

    WOW! Enjoyed the video greatly. Thank you ( from us all newcomers) for all the hard work putting it together!

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