In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
(plane)planeador masculinebefore noun glider pilot — piloto de planeador masculine
- During the war, the airfield was used by Dakota aircraft and gliders preparing for the D-Day and Arnhem landings.
- Prior to this time, he had been concerned with gliders and fixed-wing aircraft and, in 1918, designed a tri-motor bomber for the Spanish Air Force.
- While most gliders are towed, then released, by a powered aircraft, some gliders are equipped with engine power to reach their target altitude.
- The pilot controls the glider with a stick.
- The nose pitched down and the glider rotated over its right leading edge.
- Using gliders, helicopters, remote-controlled models, micro-light aircraft and balloons the filmmakers were able to get the stunning footage.
- He served as a glider pilot in the Army during the Second World War.
- Below is a list of demo gliders we will have for pilots to fly.
- In the first section the tow aircraft pulled the glider to the required altitude.
- After the chute was inflated the glider rotated a few times and righted itself.
- Another design was a multi-wing glider called the Katydid.
- But simulating a glider landing in a hostile environment wasn't easy.
- He had some real success with this high performance tandem glider.
- The motto came into being after one of the gliders crashed in a night-time training accident.
- Single surface gliders are so much fun to fly.
- I used my monkey bar technique and had no problem controlling the glider.
- Given today's gliders, getting a pilot to soar is not a problem.
- I continue to wonder why I can't learn to fly flex wing gliders.
- She took part in a week which saw both tandem and solo jumps, trips in gliders and sightseeing aircraft.
- The club owns about 40 gliders, split into trainers and intermediate gliders.
(person)piloto de vuelo sin motor masculine
- If the ancestor was not a glider, then its wings must have developed from another function of the arms.
- That principle is also at work in the spread between the feathers on the wing tips of the best low-speed gliders, such as vultures and hawks.
- One scholar, for instance, suggested that flapping movements first evolved in a glider to improve maneuvering and/or braking.
- True flyers can thus move horizontally or even ascend at a steady speed, unlike gliders and parachuters (unless a strong wind carries one up).
- Like more familiar gliders, such as flying squirrels, flying snakes are not actually able to fly upward.
- Some researchers have proposed that the first pterosaurs were bipedal or quadrupedal arboreal gliders, but these hypotheses do not incorporate a robust phylogenetic and functional basis.
- With large, broad wings, anhingids are excellent aerial soarers and gliders.
- Gliding is in some senses a modified form of parachuting, in which lift forces are produced by an airfoil-type membrane, so most gliders could also be considered part-time parachuters.
- A pelican is principally a glider, he notes.
- Move on now to consider gliders and parachuters.
- And like flying squirrels, these anomalurids are accomplished gliders, leaping from the tops of trees and capable of agile bends and changes of direction.
- Already, however, they were adept gliders and had become familiar with their territory.
- Acrobates is a glider and has gliding membrane running from wrist to ankle.
- So even though a change from gliding to flapping might be an easy idea to swallow, neither the several independently evolved gliders nor the fossil record lend it any support.
- The question is, once it was airborne, was it just a glider, a weakly flapping flyer, or a strong flyer?
2US(swinging seat)mecedora feminine
- She flopped back down into the glider, setting it swinging wildly for a moment.
- He sat back down on the porch glider, and continued with his widdle work.
- As a bonus, you also have the opportunity to build two other benches, including a rocking patio glider and a gazebo bench, at a special price.
- When Claudette opened the back door she found him on the back porch already, sitting patiently on the glider, as though he hadn't expected to see her for a while.
- Music leaked softly from the windows behind him, when he'd resumed his seat on the glider.
- Her eyes settled on a glider on the other side of the porch.
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