Soaring uses rising air in the atmosphere to fly and stay aloft for hours on end and to travel large distances. There are many factors that are necessary to enable this enjoyable sport. They are Weather, Local Environment, Training and Skill, Equipment.

The Soaring Society of America has many beautiful images of sailplanes of all types and images of soaring situations where sailplanes are in wave, launching, landing, thermalling or just resting on the ground.
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