Self-soar meaning

The normal launching method used by hang gliders.

I'll self-soar today using my hang glider. Many intrepid flyers joined the 70s' Self-Soar Association [S-SA] that had "Otto" memberships and membership numbers in honor of Otto Lilienthal who self-soared off a hill he had built. The booklet series Low & Slow and the Hang Glider Weekly (together 216 editions) frequently used the term "self-soar" to describe flying using an unpowered glider flown after launching by some system without the aid of motors or other persons.

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Origin of self-soar

  • self- +‎ soar

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