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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glide, gliding, sailplaning, soaring, sailingnoun

    the activity of flying a glider

Wiktionary

  1. glidingnoun

    The hobby, sport or act of flying a glider.

Wikipedia

  1. Gliding

    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 favourable, experienced pilots can now fly hundreds of kilometres before returning to their home airfields; occasionally flights of more than 1,000 kilometres (621 mi) 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. Local and national competitions are organized in many countries, and there are biennial World Gliding Championships. Techniques to maximize a glider's speed around the day's task in a competition have been developed, including the optimum speed to fly, navigation using GPS and the carrying of water ballast. If the weather deteriorates pilots are sometimes unable to complete a cross-country flight. Consequently, they may need to land elsewhere, perhaps in a field, but motorglider pilots can avoid this by starting an engine. Powered-aircraft and winches are the two most common means of launching gliders. These and other launch methods require assistance and facilities such as airfields, tugs, and winches. These are usually provided by gliding clubs who also train new pilots and maintain high safety standards. Although in most countries the standards of safety of the pilots and the aircraft are the responsibility of governmental bodies, the clubs and sometimes national gliding associations often have delegated authority.

ChatGPT

  1. gliding

    Gliding refers to the action or process of moving smoothly and effortlessly, typically in air or water without any form of propulsion. It can also refer to a type of movement in various sports and activities, such as dance and ice skating, where the body slides gracefully and fluidly across a surface. In physiology, it's the term for the smooth, sliding movement of joint surfaces against each other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gliding

    of Glide

Wikidata

  1. Gliding

    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. Local and national competitions are organized in many countries, and there are biennial World Gliding Championships. Techniques to maximize a glider's speed around the day's task in a competition have been developed, including the optimum speed to fly, navigation using GPS and the carrying of water ballast. If the weather deteriorates pilots are sometimes unable to complete a cross-country flight. Consequently they may need to land elsewhere, perhaps in a field, but motorglider pilots can avoid this by starting an engine.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gliding in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gliding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gliding in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Lewis:

    I remain skeptical that gliders will change the survivability of Russia's nuclear forces since gliding results in slower speeds than traditional re-entry.

  2. Aberjhani:

    Like a Passover Poet gliding from house to house and from trembling soul to trembling soul the wind scribbled sonnets of first time love and weeping haikus of last hours on earth.

  3. Daniel Zhao:

    The labor market in March came in like a lion with a banking crisis and more layoffs, and is going out like a lamb with a solid jobs report, the labor market is still strong, but it’s gliding slowly back down to Earth.

  4. Ian Honnor:

    He would class himself as a bit of a daredevil, he did a gliding session when he was 90, but he's never done anything of this nature.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see -- not to eat, not for love, but only gliding.

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