Merriam Press Military Monograph 65. 4th Edition (2012). Memoir of a U.S. Army Air Forces glider pilot in World War II. After training he joined the 81st Troop Carrier Squadron, 436th Troop Carrier... More > Group, in July 1943. He flew gliders into combat during the Normandy (D-Day - Overlord) invasion, Holland (Operation Market Garden), and the Rhine crossing operations, and his accounts of these episodes are detailed and riveting. 61,000 words, 26 photos, 40 documents.< Less
Sugar gilders, essentially dwell on trees and glide along from great heights. They are called 'pure sugar' because of their extreme fondness for sweet food and love of gliding. A sugar glider is also... More > referred to as a 'pocket pet', because of their willingness to be carried along in pockets or small pouches, courtesy their small size. These are nocturnal marsupials and generally found to live in a group, ranging from 20 to 40 of them.
These soft, gray creatures grow to a length in the range of 16 to 22 cm and have weights in the range of 90 to 150 grams. They have a black stripe extending from the head through their back, right up to the end of the tail, which is longer than their body. The two colored skin membranes, are a unique feature of the glider, called patagia. They glide with the help of a membrane and can travel a distance of 150 ft.< Less
This is volume 12 of the Original Tom Swift Series, in which Tom, while testing out one of his airships, has to make an emergency landing. He hears about a secret platinum mone deep in Siberia, and... More > organizes an expedition to find the mine< Less
Join lovable Bumble Lena on her latest adventure by sitting in the passenger compartment of a glider and sailing the beautiful skies with her and her new friend, Lena. Learn about gliders, colors... More > and have fun along the way!< Less