glidernoun [ C ]uk /ˈɡlaɪ.dər/ us /ˈɡlaɪ.dɚ/
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- Before the invention of gasoline motors, the only planes were gliders.
- In the 1960s, some people began flying a new kind of small glider off the tops of hills.
- Modern gliders have much more control and are towed into the air by another plane or by a ground vehicle or machine.
- One was similar to a modern glider, another worked like a helicopter, and the third was a type of parachute.
- They added an engine to their glider to create the Wright Flyer I. On December 17, 1903, they made the first successful powered flight and changed history forever.
- When the glider is moving quickly enough, it is freed and the pilot glides on warm air to rise high in the sky.