A Glider is a heavier-than-air aircraft that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its lifting surfaces, and whose free flight does not depend on an engine. Most gliders do not have an engine, although motor-gliders have small engines for extending their flight when necessary and some are even powerful enough to take off. (From Wikipedia)
Taken from the ground at Jean, Nevada, airport.
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macjake (60000) 2014-08-18 14:48
i dont think we see many gliders on TE! cant recall the last one i saw on here.
Have you ever flown in one?
Not sure if i'd really want to myself!
Very clear and sharp image of this plane.
Fun to see this image today.
dip (23822) 2014-08-19 6:32
very nice capture of glider,I like the bright colours and also the sharpness and clarity,
abmdsudi (45704) 2014-08-19 8:57
Such an elegant craft, beautifully captured, must be a wonderful experience floating on air in this. This is a lovely shot, nicely composed, clean and crisp conveying the elegance soaring up there & no noise all without an engine! Fascinating to watch, Congrats.
photoray (13214) 2014-08-19 15:06
Seeing your glider floating in the blue, reminds me, I have always wanted to fly inside one, perhaps because of the quiet with no motor. They are not very common however. Perhaps I should check around Jean for public rides?
Thanks for sharing,
ChrisJ (102831) 2014-08-20 0:45
A simple minimalist shot with a superb backdrop of blue sky. Good sharpness and the diagonal tilt of the wings adds interest. The red nose of the light aircraft contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs!