A glider or sailplane is a type of glider aircraft used in the sport of gliding. It has rigid wings and an undercarriage. Some gliders, known as motor gliders, are also used for gliding and soaring, but have engines which can be used for extending a flight and, for some types, for take-off. Aircraft such as hang gliders and paragliders are foot-launched and so are described in separate articles, though their differences from sailplanes are covered below. Glider aircraft that are used for purposes other than recreation, for example for military purposes, do not soar. (From Wikipedia)
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jacquest (18093) 2014-01-08 7:52
Nice presentation of this glider where the yellow makes a good contrast on the sky. Rugged terrain below and hope there are good upward currents.
lousat (71411) 2014-01-08 8:28
Hi Eleu,interesting one! Obviuosly simple but very very nice and flying with a not expensive coasts..ehehe...great capture as usual with fine details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (51473) 2014-01-08 8:52
Hi Eleu, my TE neighbour for today,
Contrast of yellow on blue (sky) is nicely collected, and fine clear shot applied.
I can imagine how this craft quietly cross the sky aloft...
rychem (18837) 2014-01-08 9:37
A very nice moment, you have caught this glider over the tops of mountains, the gliders have a great advantage: they are silent
imageme (1498) 2014-01-08 18:30
Hi Eleu, Nice moment captured with this glider over the mountains. Excellent colour contrasts and details.
I found it is practical for air paramedic because it has small size and can land anywhere for urgency.
Thank for sharing
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-01-09 0:14
Looks like Arizona┤s sky abounds with many unique aircrafts.It┤s another excellent presentation!
Just love how the yellow plane contrasts to the blue sky.Great!
Have a nice day
siamesa (27703) 2014-01-09 16:10
Boa noite Eleu
This is a thing that I'd like to do. Very beautiful scenery and subject.
photoray (9849) 2014-01-12 16:05
Fine action view of the glider floating above the desert mountains in a cloudless sky.
Desert thermals can aid gliders in staying aloft longer.
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (24727)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-08 7:35