Note: The glider shown here is the PhilipsCorp model 732 “Stingray” in fire-engine red. It was specifically designed for operation in the atmosphere of Venus, able to operate just as well in the dense fog of the planet’s normal atmosphere as well as the relatively thinner air within the bounds of the planet’s few environmental plants. Getting one to the Ishtar Plateau during the Sol Council blockade that followed the Conscription War would have been quite a feat of smuggling.