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Heaviest Glider...  
User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 952 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Just for fun,

what was the heaviest glider ...

Regards, Boeing727


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User currently offlineBC. From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 918 times:

That would have to be the B747 that lost all engine power over Indonesia

User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 918 times:

An Air Canada Boeing 767. It lost all power and managed to land without the engines working in 1984

User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 918 times:

You mean heaviest aircraft to land without power? That'd be the Air Canada 767 that Jubilee777 refers to.
If it's the heaviest craft to glide for a distance, period, it'd be the 747 that ingested the volcanic ash over Indonesia that BC. responds with. The 747 crew eventually successfully restarted all 4 engines, though, so it didn't glide to a landing...every question has complications! :-)


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 918 times:

The worlds heaviest intended glider was the German Gigant. Used during WW2 it was able to hold a few tanks. Or several hundred troops. It was pulled int othe air using rocket assist, and 3 tug planes. I hear flights were often fatal.

Any more info I don't have. Maybe someone else can help.


User currently offlineGnomon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 918 times:

OHHH YEAH...I believe Jetpilot is right on this one...thanks, man.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Pretty nasty sight when those 3 tugs happen to hit each other's cables. 3 downed Me110s and a glider full of troops.

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