What is a glider?

A glider is non-powered aeroplane also known as a sailplane. It has a high aspect ratio that is it’s wings are long compared their width. The glider can be launched at various heights but usually around 2,000 feet. The pilot then glides down using cockpit ¬†controls that steer and control it’s rate of decent and speed.

Have a look at this low performance glider video: