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Gliders and Gliding Quiz

A quiz about Gliders and Gliding in general 8 Questions.

 
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1

A glider can also be known by another name. The name is?

  • Sailplane
  • Skyplane
  • Stillplane

2

Which of these is not a recognized method of launching a glider?

  • A Winch
  • A Bungee Rope
  • A Kite

3

Gliders use updraughts of warm air to gain height. These are known as what?

  • Corkscrews
  • Thermals
  • Pockets

4

Gliding has a controlling body in the UK. They are known as:

  • Gliding in Great Britain (GGB)
  • Gliding in the UK (GUK)
  • The British Gliding Association (BGA)

5

One of the few clubs to still Bungee Launch on a regular basis if wind conditions allow is the Midland Gliding Club. They began to Bungee Launch in what year?

  • 1804
  • 1934
  • 1974

6

A famous, early (1930s) English female pilot is also known to have flown gliders. Her name is?

  • Abigail Flanders
  • Anne Florence
  • Amy Johnson

7

Put these gliders in order of age, oldest model first.

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  • Schleicher ASK 21
  • Stamer Lippisch Zögling
  • Schleicher ASG 29
  • Schleicher K 8

8

Gliders have been made out of a variety of products. Which of these is NOT a material used in the main construction of a glider.

  • Wood and Fabric
  • Paper Mache
  • Carbon-fibre

 

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