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This is one of the gliders at The Yorkshire gliding Club.It is moments away form take off. You can just see the roap attached to the tug. Behind the glider a member of the club signals to the tug pilot to move slowly forward until the rope has no slack in it. As soon as the signal is given the tug pilot tows the glider down the runway. The wing holder (on the far side of the glider) runs holding the wing. When he or she can't run any faster they let go. This alows the glider enough speed flaps on the end of the wing work, and the pilot can stop the wing touching the ground.

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