Marco Island resident Buddy Whitney, left, connects to the 200-foot nylon tow cord while preparing for flight in a Schweizer 2-33 glider with the help of as Barry Barkman, of Naples, on Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Immokalee Regional Airport. The glider pilots belong to the newly-formed Everglades Soaring Club, the only group of it's kind in Southwest Florida. David Albers/ Staff

Photo by DAVID ALBERS, Daily News

Marco Island resident Buddy Whitney, left, connects to the 200-foot nylon tow cord while preparing for flight in a Schweizer 2-33 glider with the help of as Barry Barkman, of Naples, on Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Immokalee Regional Airport. The glider pilots belong to the newly-formed Everglades Soaring Club, the only group of it's kind in Southwest Florida. David Albers/ Staff

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