Glider Enthusiasts Participate In Slingsby Week At The Yorkshire Gliding Club

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(Credit: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

THIRSK, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: A high performance glider mid air over the Yorkshire Gliding Club which lies on a plateau in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park on September 1, 2011 in Thirsk, England. Towed into the sky to a height of 2000ft by an aircraft called a tug, the gliders are then released and can ride the thermals for a considerable amount of time, the club record being 13 continuous hours. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

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