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Re: Re.avian flight



> The tail of Archaeopteryx didn't prevent it from gliding.  Glide ratio
would
> have been about 3:1 to 4:1, as compared to a pigeon's 6:1.  Archie was a
fair to
> middlin' glider, though I don't quite see why it would want to, since it
would
> appear to have been more suited to flapping.

Erm... what's glide ratio? :-]