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Glider Collection

"Taking to the Skies: A Glider's Journey Through History" The Slingsby T. 51 Dart glider, an iconic symbol of aviation excellence

Background imageGlider Collection: Let L-13 Blanik 326

Let L-13 Blanik 326 (274) of the RAFGSA in flight, Lasham, 1964

Background imageGlider Collection: Two Slingsby T. 51 Dart gliders

Two Slingsby T. 51 Dart gliders
Slingsby Darts (334 and 335) of the RAFGSA in flight, National Gliding Championships, Lasham, 1961

Background imageGlider Collection: Glider Pilot Tilo Holighaus (Germany), Racing in FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix, Andes Mountains

Glider Pilot Tilo Holighaus (Germany), Racing in FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix, Andes Mountains, Chile, South America - aerial

Background imageGlider Collection: Sugar Glider - Female with young on back, Australia JPF03739

Sugar Glider - Female with young on back, Australia JPF03739
JPF-14130 Sugar Glider - Female with young on back Australia Petaurus breviceps Jean-Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGlider Collection: Slingsby T. 51 Dart

Slingsby T. 51 Dart
Slingsby T.51 Dart, World Gliding Championships, South Cerney, 1965

Background imageGlider Collection: Mignet HM. 5 glider

Mignet HM. 5 glider
Monsieur Henri Mignet with his Mignet HM.5 glider, Vauville 1923

Background imageGlider Collection: D-Day - Glider reinforcement team

D-Day - Glider reinforcement team
A team of paratroopers amuse themselves whilst awaiting the call to take flight in their glider to back up the initial assault phase on the Normandy coast

Background imageGlider Collection: Sugar Glider - Female with young on back - Australia JPF03728

Sugar Glider - Female with young on back - Australia JPF03728
JPF-14131 Sugar Glider - Female with young on back Australia Petaurus breviceps Jean-Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGlider Collection: Slingsby Skylark 2

Slingsby Skylark 2
Slingsby T.41 Skylark 2 of the Army Gliding Club at National Gliding Championships, Lasham, June 1955

Background imageGlider Collection: Gliding in the Alps

Gliding in the Alps
Gliding at the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland, 1935

Background imageGlider Collection: Orville Wrights Test His Gilder at Kitty Hawk, NC

Orville Wrights Test His Gilder at Kitty Hawk, NC
A photograph of Orville Wright in his glider at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1911. On October 24, 1911 Orville tested a new glider and broke all the previous gliding records by actually soaring

Background imageGlider Collection: German Glider Meeting

German Glider Meeting
Poster for a German gliding meeting

Background imageGlider Collection: Sugar Glider - With young on back - East Coast, Australia, North-eastern coastal Australia JPF03748

Sugar Glider - With young on back - East Coast, Australia, North-eastern coastal Australia JPF03748
JPF-14144 Sugar Glider - With young on back East Coast, Australia, North-eastern coastal Australia Petaurus breviceps Jean-Paul Ferrero Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageGlider Collection: Wilbur and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 1

Wilbur and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, USA, May 1, 1904. The Wrights had a much more difficult time testing their aircraft at Huffman Prairie than at Kill Devil

Background imageGlider Collection: Buran space shuttle landing

Buran space shuttle landing
The Buran orbiter landing at the Baikonur space center

Background imageGlider Collection: A glider catapulted into the air

A glider catapulted into the air

Background imageGlider Collection: German inventions for war in the air by G. H. Davis

German inventions for war in the air by G. H. Davis
The ingenuity of German scientists applied to the war in the air. Illustrating the methods and machines exploited and used by the Germans during the Second World War. Date: 1945

Background imageGlider Collection: Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W

Douglas Dakota picking up a glider, Normandy; Second World W
Illustration showing a Douglas Dakota, C-47 Skytrain, swooping down with a hook trailing to pick up a Waco glider, Normandy, France, 1944

Background imageGlider Collection: Santos-Dumont Demoiselle replica 9

Santos-Dumont Demoiselle replica 9 : A flyable replica built by Personal Plane Services Ltd at Booker, for the 1965 film Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines

Background imageGlider Collection: Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956)

Otto Lilienthal makes one of his last flights, 1896 (1956). Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) German gliding pioneer and aeronautical inventor, flying one of his gliders

Background imageGlider Collection: German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis

German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis
Landing air troops: German gliders of the Battle of Crete during the Second World War. By the use of gliders, parachutes and mass-produced aeroplanes for crash landings

Background imageGlider Collection: Sugar Glider

Sugar Glider
A Sugar Glider (or Flying Sugar), a small gliding possum, native to eastern and northern mainland Australia. Date: 1960s

Background imageGlider Collection: M22 Locust tank

M22 Locust tank
A M22 Locust tank partially in a General Aircraft Hamilcar glider

Background imageGlider Collection: Vickers Light Tank Mk. VII Tetrarch

Vickers Light Tank Mk. VII Tetrarch
Loading a Tetrarch tank into a General Aircraft Hamilcar glider

Background imageGlider Collection: Standard Austria glider

Standard Austria glider
Schempp-Hirth Standard Austria glider (210) in flight, National Gliding Championships, Lasham, 1964

Background imageGlider Collection: Slingsby Skylark 3B

Slingsby Skylark 3B
Slingsby T.43 Skylark 3B in flight

Background imageGlider Collection: Bonnet-Mignet glider

Bonnet-Mignet glider
A pilot sat in the Bonnet-Mignet glider, Vauville 1923

Background imageGlider Collection: 1902 Wright Brothers Glider Tests

1902 Wright Brothers Glider Tests
Historic photo of the Wright brothers third test glider being launched at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, on October 10, 1902

Background imageGlider Collection: British Army Airspeed Horsa Glider Force

British Army Airspeed Horsa Glider Force
circa 1944: Four British Army Airspeed Horsa gliders with their tails detached for unloading and a Waco Hadrian glider all safely landed in a field

Background imageGlider Collection: Petaurus breviceps ariel, sugar glider

Petaurus breviceps ariel, sugar glider
Petaurus breviceps ariel (Gould, 1849) sugar glider. BMNH 1842.5.26.1, female skin & skull, lectotype photographed next to specimen BMNH 1855.12.24.308 paralectotype skin

Background imageGlider Collection: de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk G-AOUO

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk G-AOUO of Air Service Training. AOUO was purchsed by the Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association in the early 1970s and converted to a Supermunk

Background imageGlider Collection: Chanute Type Biplane Glider Hang-Glider of 1896

Chanute Type Biplane Glider Hang-Glider of 1896 Date: 1896

Background imageGlider Collection: Chanute Type Biplane Glider Hang-Glider of 1898 Flying

Chanute Type Biplane Glider Hang-Glider of 1898 Flying Date: 1898

Background imageGlider Collection: Wilbur Wright in the 1902 glider in flight

Wilbur Wright in the 1902 glider in flight. Date: 1902

Background imageGlider Collection: Gliders and Aoraki / Mt Cook, Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand

Gliders and Aoraki / Mt Cook, Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand

Background imageGlider Collection: Men of the British First Airborne Division in a glider; Seco

Men of the British First Airborne Division in a glider; Seco
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division in a glider on the way to Arnhem, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imageGlider Collection: The Thomas glider

The Thomas glider with Monsieur Jean Hemmerdinger in the cockpit, Vauville 1923

Background imageGlider Collection: Dewoitine P. 4

Dewoitine P. 4
Dewoitine P.4 on the ground with tail trestled, Vauville 1923

Background imageGlider Collection: Wright Brothers Glider Tests, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA, October 10, 1902

Wright Brothers Glider Tests, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, USA, October 10, 1902. Historic photo of the Wright brothers third test glider being launched

Background imageGlider Collection: Air Scouts learning to glide

Air Scouts learning to glide
Two Scouts sit in a Slingsby T.21 while another Scout connects it to a cable prior to launch at the first Air Scout Gliding Course at Lasham. An Avro York G-ANTK can also be seen in the background

Background imageGlider Collection: Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross 'Falcon', 1933

Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross "Falcon", 1933
Monoplane glider with strut-braced, gull-type wing mounted high on monocoque fuselage; wooden construction with steel and aluminum fittings and controls; fuselage

Background imageGlider Collection: A U. S. Army RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle

A U. S. Army RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle
March 7, 2011 - A U.S. Army RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle sits on the flight line before takeoff at Hurlburt Field, Florida, during Emerald Warrior 2011

Background imageGlider Collection: The aviator Photograph by Harry Whittier Frees, c1914

The aviator Photograph by Harry Whittier Frees, c1914
FREES: KITTENS, c1914. The aviator Photograph by Harry Whittier Frees, c1914

Background imageGlider Collection: German aeronautical engineer. One of Otto Lilenthals early glider flights. Photograph, c1895

German aeronautical engineer. One of Otto Lilenthals early glider flights. Photograph, c1895
OTTO LILIENTHAL (1848-1896). German aeronautical engineer. One of Otto Lilenthals early glider flights. Photograph, c1895

Background imageGlider Collection: Chanute biplane glider

Chanute biplane glider

Background imageGlider Collection: Bleriot-Voisin float glider shortly after launch on the Sein

Bleriot-Voisin float glider shortly after launch on the Sein
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Background imageGlider Collection: Otto Lilienthal and glider, 1895

Otto Lilienthal and glider, 1895. Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) was a German aviation pioneer, who became known as the Glider King for his many experiments with gliders

Background imageGlider Collection: Maxim-Dunne glider

Maxim-Dunne glider
The Maxim-Dunne glider at Crystal Palace 1904 Date: 1904



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"Taking to the Skies: A Glider's Journey Through History" The Slingsby T. 51 Dart glider, an iconic symbol of aviation excellence. Wilbur and Orville Wright with Flyer II at Huffman Prairie, Dayton, Ohio, USA - pioneers of flight testing their innovative glider. Two Slingsby T. 51 Dart gliders soaring through the clouds in perfect harmony. The Mignet HM. 5 glider - a marvel of engineering and grace in flight. D-Day - Glider reinforcement team ready to make history with their daring airborne operations. Witnessing nature's wonders: A female Sugar Glider gracefully carries her young on her back in Australia. Let L-13 Blanik 326 - an elegant and reliable companion for countless gliding enthusiasts worldwide. Embarking on new horizons with the sleek and powerful Slingsby Skylark 2 glider. Experiencing pure freedom while gliding amidst breathtaking landscapes in the majestic Alps. Orville Wright putting his gilder to the test at Kitty Hawk, NC - a pivotal moment in aviation history. German Glider Meeting brings together passionate aviators from around the world to celebrate their shared love for soaring through the skies. A mother Sugar Glider proudly carries her young on her back along Australia's picturesque East Coast.