Soaring is a mode of flight in which height is gained by using air that is moving upwards. It arises in the flight of both aircraft and birds.
* For a technical description, see Lift
* For the sport of soaring, see Gliding (gliders), Hang gliding and Paragliding

* For "Soaring" magazine, see Soaring Society of America
* For a list of birds that soar, see List of soaring birds

ee also

*Bird flight
*Flying and gliding animals

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