It would be awesome to have gliders/sailplanes in infinite flight. The ability to fly anywhere on earth would make soaring very fun. It’s also a fun way to improve stick and rudder skills and can be challenging. There’s also the opportunity to challenge oneself with cross country flights and aerobatics.
Some ideas for how to implement gliders/sailplanes are as follows:
Gliders/sailplanes will be launched via a tow plane that spawns on the the runway. You establish a flight plan that will be flown by the tow plane and also establish the max altitude the tow plane will fly at (your launch altitude).
The glider/sailplanes pilot will have two unique actions buttons: one for initiating takeoff and the other for tow hook open/close. The tow hook action will facilitate release from the tow plane.
Gliders/sailplanes cannot spawn at international airports or other large commercial airports. If someone has spawned a glider/sailplane on the runway or theirs an aircraft in a “position and hold”, you will have to wait to spawn on the runway.