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professionalDaniel Pfeffer7-Jan-24 9:33 
And how large were those winch-launched gliders? From a cursory search of the Internet, we are talking about a few hundred kg.

As Griff said, the Allies used gliders in WWII. These were towed by aircraft and released from the air. However, 28 people or 7 tons of cargo are a small fraction of the cargo capacity of a 707, to say nothing of more modern aircraft.
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