Boeing727
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Heaviest Glider...

Fri Jul 23, 1999 1:17 pm

Just for fun,

what was the heaviest glider ...

Regards, Boeing727
 
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RE: Heaviest Glider...

Fri Jul 23, 1999 1:25 pm

That would have to be the B747 that lost all engine power over Indonesia
 
Jubilee777
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RE: Heaviest Glider...

Fri Jul 23, 1999 1:35 pm

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

Fri Jul 23, 1999 1:39 pm

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! :-)
 
JETPILOT
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RE: Heaviest Glider...

Fri Jul 23, 1999 1:41 pm

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.
 
Gnomon
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RE: Heaviest Glider...

Fri Jul 23, 1999 1:44 pm

OHHH YEAH...I believe Jetpilot is right on this one...thanks, man.
 
flyf15
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RE: Heaviest Glider...

Fri Jul 23, 1999 1:54 pm

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