sailplaning


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sail·plane

 (sāl′plān′)
n.
A light glider used especially for soaring.
intr.v. sail·planed, sail·plan·ing, sail·planes
To fly a sailplane.

sailplaning

(ˈseɪlˌpleɪnɪŋ)
n
1. (Aeronautics) the sport of flying sailplanes
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the sport of flying sailplanes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sailplaning - the activity of flying a glidersailplaning - the activity of flying a glider  
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
hang gliding - gliding in a hang glider
paragliding, parasailing - gliding in a parasail
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A few years ago, Ernie decided to ride a glider; some call it sailplaning, the closest thing to mimic a hawk.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailplaning, coin collecting and spending time with his sons.
If you're looking for an adventure that is affordable by "ordinary folks," sailplaning may be just your cup of tea.