Glide Ratios

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      John DeRosaJohn DeRosa

        We often talk in soaring about the glide ratio of a glider.  That is, how far a glider can glide from a certain height (in calm air, with no lift/sink, perfect wings, etc, etc).  For example, our Lark has a glide ratio of 34:1 meaning that at 1 mile AGL this ship could potentially travel 34 miles.  Our 2-33 has a 22:1 ratio, the Krosno 27:1, the PW-5 32:1.   Some of the private ships approach 50:1.


        This interesting video explores the glide ratio of other flying things.  Unfortunately, the Frisbee was not one of them.  😉


        – John DeRosa

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