(third-person singular simple present self-soars, present participle self-soaring, simple past and past participle self-soared)
- 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.
self- + soar