Sport: New Wings

The strange, graceful birds, fashioned of metal tubes and plywood or canvas, were again hovering over Orlinghausen Field, a heather-dotted plot of land in Westphalia which most Germans know well. There Germany took to the air in gliders, after the World War I victors had decreed that the conquered must not fly powered planes. There future pilots came to train, in a kind of Luftwaffe kindergarten. After World War II, the victors prohibited flying again, but lifted the ban on gliders two years ago. Last week Orlinghausen was the scene of Germany's first...

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