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André Pépin completes 1,050 km glider flight

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André Pépin, a glider pilot from the Montreal Soaring Council, a gliding club based in Hawkesbury, ON, achieved on Friday, April 24, a stunning 1,050 km flight.

After take-off from a small airport near State College in Pennsylvania, where several pilots of the Montreal Soaring Council are on a flying camp, André flew his glider for nearly 9 hours in the strong updrafts created by a steady wind over the ridges of the Allegheny Mountains.

Flying without engine at an average speed of 120.5 km/h he covered a non-stop distance which is the equivalent of a round-trip Montreal -Toronto. After 8 hours and 42 minutes of flight he landed at the same airport where he started from. more

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