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Glider
 

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      an aircraft that is like an airplane, except that it has no engine and is carried
      along by air currents

 


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A paper airplane is a kind of glider.

Many people fly gliders in a hobby called hang gliding.

 


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Historic photo of the Wrights’ third test glider being launched, with one man aboard and one to each side of the glider
The Wright brothers' 1902 test gliders were extremely important to the development of the first powered airplane. This photograph shows their third test glider being launched at Kill Devil Hills, N.C., on Oct. 10, 1902.
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