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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: 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: 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: 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: Malcolm Allison - with glider, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Malcolm Allison - with glider, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Malcolm Allison - with glider, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942
Marine lieutenant with the towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: A marine glider pilot in training, a lieutenant, at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

A marine glider pilot in training, a lieutenant, at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
A marine glider pilot in training, a lieutenant, at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine Corps gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towplane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine gliders being towed from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows... at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C. 1942

Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows... at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant by the power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris, Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942
Preparing for take-off at the glider pilot training program, Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the... page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the... page Field, Parris Island, S.C
Marine lieutenant, pilot with the power towing plane for the training gliders at page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine with the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine glider pilot at Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: A Marine Corps glider being towed by a power plane from Page Field, at Parris Island, S. C. 1942

A Marine Corps glider being towed by a power plane from Page Field, at Parris Island, S. C. 1942
A Marine Corps glider being towed by a power plane from Page Field, at Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Aerial tug boat, which tows gliders for Marine pilots... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942

Aerial tug boat, which tows gliders for Marine pilots... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Aerial tug boat, which tows gliders for Marine pilots in training out of Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine power plane which tows the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C

Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C
Marine lieutenant by the power towing plane for the gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for... at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for... at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942
Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training, ready for take-off at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. Power towing plane in background

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenants studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenants studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenants studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine glider at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, is watching take-offs, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, is watching take-offs, Parris Island, S. C. 1942
Marine glider pilot in training at Page Field, is watching take-offs, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Training gliders at the Marine [Corp]s Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Training gliders at the Marine [Corp]s Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Training gliders at the Marine [Corp]s Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942

Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the... Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942
Marine lieutenants, pilots, by the power tow-plane for the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine Corps glider in flight out of Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine Corps gliders in flight from Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine Corps gliders in flight from Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine Corps gliders in flight from Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenant, glider pilot in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine Corps lieutenant studying glider piloting at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine lieutenants, glider pilots in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942

Marine lieutenants, glider pilots in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine lieutenants, glider pilots in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer

Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S. C. 1942. Creator: Alfred T Palmer
Marine Corps gliders in flight out of Parris Island, S.C

Background imageGlider Collection: Orville Wright tests his glider at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, 1911. Creator: NASA

Orville Wright tests his glider at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, 1911. Creator: NASA
Orville Wright tests his glider at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, USA, 1911. On October 24, 1911 Orville tested a new glider and broke all the previous gliding records by actually soaring

Background imageGlider Collection: Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross, 1937. Creator: William H. Bowlus

Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross, 1937. Creator: William H. Bowlus
Single-seat, high-wing monoplane glider with wooden monocoque fuselage pod, aluminum tube tail boom, and wooden empennage; fabric-covered rudders and elevators

Background imageGlider Collection: Grob 102 Standard Astir III, 1980. Creator: Grob-Werke GmbH

Grob 102 Standard Astir III, 1980. Creator: Grob-Werke GmbH
Single-seat, monoplane glider with T-tail. Test pilots at Grob-Werke GmbH & Company KG in Germany first flew the Grob 102 Standard Astir III late in 1980

Background imageGlider Collection: Frankfort TG-1A (Cinema), 1930s. Creator: Frankfort Sailplane Company

Frankfort TG-1A (Cinema), 1930s. Creator: Frankfort Sailplane Company
Stan Corcorans TG-1A (Training Glider Model 1A) was the first aircraft selected to train U.S. Army glider pilot cadets to fly the Waco CG-4A combat assualt glider

Background imageGlider Collection: 1900 Wright Glider (reproduction), 2003. Creator: Ken Hyde

1900 Wright Glider (reproduction), 2003. Creator: Ken Hyde
Full-size reproduction of the Wright brothers 1900 glider, built in 2003. Fabric-covered wooden-frame biplane, with no vertical tail. Only a horizontal forward elevator

Background imageGlider Collection: Wilbur Wright in the flyer, 1908. Creator: Anonymous

Wilbur Wright in the flyer, 1908. Creator: Anonymous
Wilbur Wright in the flyer, 1908. Private Collection

Background imageGlider Collection: L Exposition aerienne, c. 1908. Creator: Munier, J. (active ca 1900)

L Exposition aerienne, c. 1908. Creator: Munier, J. (active ca 1900)
L Exposition aerienne, c. 1908. Private Collection

Background imageGlider Collection: View of glider flying as a kite, 1900. Artist: Wright Brothers, (Orville and Wilbur)

View of glider flying as a kite, 1900. Artist: Wright Brothers, (Orville and Wilbur)
View of glider flying as a kite, 1900. Private Collection

Background imageGlider Collection: ESG Grunau training glider, Germany, 1932. Creator: Unknown

ESG Grunau training glider, Germany, 1932. Creator: Unknown
ESG Grunau training glider, Germany, 1932. Trainee pilots learning to fly a glider with speed of 55-60 kilometres per hour, made by ESG (Edmund Schneider, Grunau)

Background imageGlider Collection: Trainee pilot performing advanced gliding exam, Germany, 1932. Creator: Unknown

Trainee pilot performing advanced gliding exam, Germany, 1932. Creator: Unknown
Trainee pilot performing advanced gliding exam at the Rho n-Rossitten Society gliding school, Germany, 1932. Glider with speed of 65-70 kilometres per hour

Background imageGlider Collection: Training glider at the Grunau Gliding School, Germany, 1932. Creator: Unknown

Training glider at the Grunau Gliding School, Germany, 1932. Creator: Unknown
Training glider at the Grunau Gliding School, Germany, 1932. Glider with speed of 55-60 kilometres per hour. From " Die Eroberung Der Luft", (The Conquest of the Air)

Background imageGlider Collection: Glider with tubular steel lattice fuselage, 1932. Creator: Unknown

Glider with tubular steel lattice fuselage, 1932. Creator: Unknown
Glider with tubular steel lattice fuselage, 1932. From " Die Eroberung Der Luft", (The Conquest of the Air), cigarette card album produced by the Garba ty cigarette factory, 1932

Background imageGlider Collection: Mayer MI glider, c1929, (1932). Creator: Unknown

Mayer MI glider, c1929, (1932). Creator: Unknown
Mayer MI glider, c1929, (1932). The MI, designed by Hermann Mayer, was a high-wing strutted training glider which performed an endurance flight of 8 hours 22 minutes

Background imageGlider Collection: B. 9 glider, 1932. Creator: Unknown

B. 9 glider, 1932. Creator: Unknown
B.9 glider, 1932. Two-seater glider built by the Akademischen Fliegerguppe (Akaflieg) in Dresden, Germany. From " Die Eroberung Der Luft", (The Conquest of the Air)



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