||The ASK-21 is
a German two seat training glider of moderate performance (34/1),
and is also certified for aerobatics. It is the longest continuous
production fiberglass trainer in the world. It is well known for
it's very lovely flight characteristics and climb abilities in weak
lift. The K-21 has easily stood the test of time in the training
environment and constantly comes out first choice among flight
schools and clubs everywhere. It is also an excellent choice
for recreational flying and sport competition.
||The SZD-50 is
a two place glider manufactured in Poland by PZL Bielsko and is of
fiberglass construction of similar size and performance as the
ASK-21. It is designed for primary, intermediate and
aerobatic training. It is well known for it's spin
characteristics which make it an excellent choice for spin training.
It has dive brakes that protrude from both the upper and lower wing
surfaces giving great control for recovery from unusual attitudes.
It is approved for inverted flight. You will hear it
affectionately called the "Owl"
also manufactured by PZL Bielsko, is a single seat fiberglass
sailplane designed for club and recreational use. It is an
excellent sailplane for the solo pilot and for developing cross
country experience. The controls are light and well
coordinated and it can climb with the best of ships. This is a
wonderful ship for honing ones soaring skills.
||The Piper PA-18/160 is a
workhorse tow plane that can be seen on many glider fields around
the world. It is a derivative of the famous J-3 Cub that first
appeared in the 30's. Because of it's low weight to power
ratio, high power and low flying speed characteristics it is a
natural for glider towing. Being a 'tail dragger' helps to
keep the weight down but does add a requirement for special training
and endorsement for operating.