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Motorless or Wind Flight


RECENT achievements in motorless flight, variously designated as gliding, soaring, and sailing, have attracted considerable attention, and much discussion has arisen as to the practical and military value of this new development, as well as to its scientific significance. While many authorities anticipate nothing more than the emergence of a new “sport,” and ascribe little importance to motorless flights, others of a more imaginative turn of mind foresee great possibilities in this type of aerial navigation. The motorless flying machine has even been proclaimed as heralding the doom of the engine-driven aeroplane!

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