Aviation for Any Interest

Our love for aviation shows itself in different ways. Whatever sparks your obsession, EAA will help you chase it with everything we’ve got.

Unpowered (Gliders/Sailplanes)

Not every aircraft has to have an engine. There are a number of popular unpowered designs for those pilots looking for the joy and serenity of silent flight.

Ultralight gliders, like any unpowered aircraft, can be towed aloft by another aircraft, a car, or a winch, or in many cases they can be launched off a hillside, just by rolling – or running – down a slope. 

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