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Question 1: [18] Mountain wave was used to set the current altitude record of 50,699 feet (15,453 m) on August 29, 2006 over El Calafate, ________.
ArgentinaChileBuenos AiresBrazil

Question 2: Occasionally thermals are caused by the exhaust gases from ________ or by fires.
HydroelectricityNuclear powerPower stationElectricity generation

Question 3: ________ (includes major gliding records)
Fédération Aéronautique InternationaleGlider Competition ClassesFAI Gliding CommissionGlider (sailplane)

Question 4: The power units can be internal combustion engines, ________ , or retractable jet engines.
AC motorInduction motorElectrical generatorElectric motor

Question 5: [32] Even in places with less favorable conditions (such as ________) most skilled pilots complete flights over 500 km (310 miles) every year.
Eastern EuropeWestern EuropeNorthern EuropeCentral Europe

Question 6: In 1931, Gunther Grönhoff flew 272 km (169 miles) from Munich to ________, further than had been thought possible.
Czechoslovak Socialist RepublicCzechoslovakiaCzech RepublicCzechoslovak Republic (1918–1938)

Question 7: Although adding to the weight and expense, some gliders are fitted with small power units and are known as ________.
Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4Motor gliderSingle-blade propellerPowered hang glider

Question 8: The engine is usually a large diesel, though hydraulic fluid engines and ________ are also used.
Electrical generatorElectric motorInduction motorAC motor

Question 9: Competition from other activities: there is now a greater variety of similar sports such as ________ and paragliding that may attract potential glider pilots.
Wingsuit flyingParachutingPowered hang gliderHang gliding

Question 10: Instead of Olympic competition there are the ________.
ISSF World Shooting ChampionshipsWorld Gliding ChampionshipsIAAF World Championships in AthleticsFINA World Aquatics Championships

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