List of glider pilots

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This list of notable glider pilots contains the names of those who have achieved fame in gliding and in other fields:

Notable in gliding[edit]

The "Ehrenhalle" at the Wasserkuppe, featuring a larger than life statue of Otto Lilienthal lying on an empty tomb, a tribute to all who have died in gliding.
October 24, 1911: Orville Wright soared above Kill Devil Hill for 9 minutes 45 seconds, breaking their previous record of 1 minute 12 seconds set in January 1903 with the 1902 glider.

Other notable people known to have flown gliders[edit]

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