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aerodynamic aircraft airfoil airspeed altitude angle of attack aspect ratio bank angle battens beginner best glide bolts cables center of gravity center of pressure Chapter control bar crossbar danger deflexors dihedral direction downwind faster feel feet fixed wing flight flying speed forward glide ratio glider flying ground effect gust hang gliding high speeds higher hill hold the glider increases induced drag km/h knee hangers L/D max launch leading edge learn to fly lift band lift force lift the nose loop lower maneuver moving Nico nose-in parasitic drag pilot pitch position problem pull push reflex ridge soaring Rogallo wing roll rope sail tension seated shown in figure side sink rate skills slow stability stall speed straps surface take-off thermal towing tube turbulence turn upward vertical washout weight wind gradient wind velocity wing loading wing tip wingovers wire