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Soaring with Eagles: An Introduction to Sailplaning
Aug 16, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 16: Soaring with Eagles: An Introduction to Sailplaning!
As Nature can’t stay put, neither can earthbound humans, whose inventions for travel across sea and sky have been inspired by wildlife anatomy and abilities. As proof, register online or call 440-286-9516 to join the Cleveland Soaring Society on Saturday, August 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Geauga County Airport in Middlefield for Soaring with Eagles: An Introduction to Sailplaning! This runway address will explain the design and flight concepts of non-powered aircraft, followed by a sailplane flight demonstration showing how sailplanes are towed aloft and released to ride the rising air – just as eagles, hawks, vultures and other soaring birds use thermals and updrafts to ply the skies.