Gliders and Gliding

“It is not enough to like the sky, you need to make the sky like you. 
And the sky likes the ones who are courageous, skilled and hard-working.”
(V. Myasishchev)
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Age: 12-18
Course Duration: 2 years
Summary “It is not enough to like the sky, you need to make the sky like you. 
And the sky likes the ones who are courageous, skilled and hard-working.”
(V. Myasishchev)
  • Description

If a teenager dreams of flying in the sky, a training course on gliding can help in obtaining such a skill as a soaring flight. 

For some teens their wish to fly is more than just a dream, and rather seems to be a point of life possibly related to their future occupation, which as a result will influence the future development of the Russian aviation. 

Mikhail Gromov, a test pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union, pointed out as follows, “Training a future career in piloting should be started well before entering the Air Force Academy. This is an issue of state concern.”

Our gliding course follows a curriculum, which is timely and up-to-date, and serves to increase the teens’ willingness to start their career in aviation and try their hand at that.

“For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” (Leonardo da Vinci)

A soaring flight is a technique which mastering is associated with lots of subtle aspects.

Practically all our prominent aircraft designers started with constructing gliders and flying them, for example A. Tupolev, O. Antonov, S. Ilyushin and S. Korolev, leading spacecraft designer of USSR and academician, who also went in for gliding and dealt with building them.

A glider (originating from a French word ‘planeur’, or ‘planum’ in Latin meaning a ‘plane’) is a light plane with no engine which is heavier than air and supported in flight by the air lift, created by the relative airflow over the wing.

A glider soars with no engine in the air lifting it not only downwards but also upwards in the rising air currents, generated by the universal source of energy, i.e. by the sun. It uses no fuel, that’s why a glider covers considerable distances in an environmentally safe way and without making a sound. 

 

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