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Glider pilots to compete at Chilhowee Gliderport in Tennessee

from Nooga.com

This April, nearly 30 glider pilots from across North and South America will gather at the Chilhowee Gliderport in Benton, Tennessee, to compete in the first-ever Pan American Gliding Championships. The gliderport, which borders Chilhowee Ridge and the Cherokee National Forest, is a treasure among soaring sites in the Southeast. Gliders are unpowered aircraft that utilize naturally occurring currents of rising air in the atmosphere to remain airborne. When conditions are favorable, experienced pilots can fly hundreds of miles before returning to their home airfields. more


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