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WHAT DOES GLIDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?
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. The word soaring is also used for the sport. Gliding as a sport began in the 1920s. Initially the objective was to increase the duration of flights but soon pilots attempted cross-country flights away from the place of launch. Improvements in aerodynamics and in the understanding of weather phenomena have allowed greater distances at higher average speeds. Long distances are now flown using any of the main sources of rising air: ridge lift, thermals and lee waves. When conditions are favorable, experienced pilots can now fly hundreds of kilometres before returning to their home airfields; occasionally flights of more than 1,000 kilometres are achieved. Some competitive pilots fly in races around pre-defined courses. These gliding competitions test pilots' abilities to make best use of local weather conditions as well as their flying skills.
The translations of gliding from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gliding» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GLIDING» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gliding» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gliding» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gliding
6 QUOTES WITH «GLIDING»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word gliding.
I am extremely lucky; I've never been ill - although about 20 years ago I broke my right arm hang gliding.
Have you seen a duck gliding smoothly on water? Does it ever look like it is paddling furiously underneath the surface? I don't have to show that I am working very hard.
Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen.
In TV, when you're doing guest roles, you're gliding into a zone where people are already very comfortable. They go in and go to work every day. You're coming in, and it's a brand-new environment, so you have to get it... and then you're gone again.
What you have with the Bond movies is this character gliding over everything. The fact nothing touches him is why we all want to be him. But it also makes him a sort of superman who in the end you don't really relate to.
In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences in which we had landed upon one wing, but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock, so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case of a landing of that kind.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GLIDING»
Discover the use of gliding in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gliding and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Gliding Flight: 20 Excellent Fold and Fly Paper Airplanes
Provides instructions on basic origami folds to create a variety of paper airplanes.
John M. Collins, 2005
Gliding: From Passenger to Pilot
Written by an experienced instructor, this book guides you through the first steps to realizing that dream, and goes on to explore the many opportunities offered by this compelling and existing sport.
Steve Longland, 2012
Gliding for Gold: The Physics of Winter Sports
A physics-driven exploration of sports played on ice and snow that is truly fun and informative, Gliding for Gold is the perfect primer for understanding the science behind cold weather athletics.
Mark Denny, 2011
Gliding Mammals of the World
This book provides a synthesis of all that is known about the biology of gliding mammals.
Stephen Matthew Jackson, 2012
This manual is intended for budding and improving glider pilots and as a resource for gliding instructors.
Derek Piggott, 2002
Gliding on Silent Waters
The Poet In The Novelist Has An Eye For Salient Detail And Nuance, And His Poetry Betrays A Mind Given To Inner Meditation. The Work Also At Moments Conveys A Sense Of Ambivalence But One That Nevertheless Strives For Completeness.
Romen Basu, Sehdev Kumar, 1996
Soaring and Gliding: The Sleeping Bear Dunes National ...
Modern sailplanes make soaring and gliding flight possible, and with them, humans can fly higher, faster, and farther than the greatest of birds, using only an invisible force of nature to stay aloft.
Jeffery P. Sandman, Peter R. Sandman, 2006
This guide combines practical text with photographs and diagrams as an introduction to the sport. Written with the backing of the gliding governing body, it provides details of the rules and equipment needed.
Ann Welch, 1994
Manned kiting: the basic handbook of tow launched hang gliding
Instruktionsbog i Hang Gliding herunder Para-sailing/ Para-gliding.
Dan Poynter, 1974
Maria Schneider's "Hang Gliding": Dual Analyses for a Hybrid ...
The 21st century has brought about the transmission of ideas across the world due to the globalization of communication.
Elizabeth McKinney, 2008
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GLIDING»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gliding is used in the context of the following news items.
Kelowna Man Wins Canadian National Hang-Gliding Championship
A local man is now going to the Pre World Championship for hang-gliding after a big win in Lumby. Tyler Borradaile of Kelowna is the winner of ... «KelownaNow, Jul 15»
A Cliff-Top Home in Australia
'This place here used to be a hang-gliding paradise—people would hang glide from here and jump off the cliff,' Mr. Zalatan says. 'Maybe if I ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
Warriors' James Michael McAdoo is a Summer League standout
McAdoo is gliding through Summer League play as a cut-above talent. Supremely confident in his options around the hoop, he strikes the look ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
True Detective: “Down Will Come”
... (the view of Detective and the future Mrs. Woodrugh from outside the coffeeshop) or the overhead photography gliding above the freeway. «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jul 15»
Visually impaired dancer Ben Yonattan prepares for his next …
Grateful that he can move, for the grand jetes, the flips, the pirouettes, for the graceful flying and gliding through space. "I can dance. What can ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
Review: Derek and Julianne Hough bring 'Dancing With the Stars …
Whether it was gliding across the stage to Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea" or going wild to Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock," the Houghs lived ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
Soaring to new heights: Cowley airstrip home to gliding club
High above Cowley airfield, north-west of Pincher Creek, it is easy to understand why gliding is considered one of the most enjoyable ways to ... «Globalnews.ca, Jul 15»
Journey gliding onto PS4 on July 21st
Journey, one of my personal favorite game experiences over the past few generations, is finally set to arrive on the PS4 in just about 2 weeks. «Gaming Age, Jul 15»
North Country Gliding
The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms ... «WMUR Manchester, Jul 15»
UFO which looks like a cloud but flies like an aircraft filmed gliding …
A skywatcher is convinced he's spotted a UFO in the skies over New York after filming a white formation gliding and changing shapes over his ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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