After delivering their famous DG-1001Club to four different countries, DG Flugzeugbau has now signed another contract with a fifth country. In the near future the Brazilian Air Force will be instructing their cadets on DG trainers like for example the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs already does successfully. Here is DG Flugzeugbau's official announcement:
"New Air Force Contract for DG Flugzeugbau:
DG Flugzeugbau recently won the tender process for 10 training sailplanes.
The request was published by the BACE, the Brazilian Aeronautical Commission in Europe, during the first quarter of 2014. Analysing all requirements and composing a tender took several weeks, but finally DG Flugzeugbau was able to deliver the winning bid to BACE and therefore received the contract to supply 10 DG-1001Club training sailplanes to the Brazilian Air Force Academy in Pirassununga, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Established in 1960 the Academy is the largest Air Force Academy in Latin America today, covering an area of more than 250.000 m². An average of 1.200 cadets are trained in these facilities each year.
The DG-1001Club has 18m wingspan and a fixed landing gear which allows the Brazilian Air Force Academy to perform basic training as well as aerobatic, advanced aerobatic and cross country training.
Our gliders will replace an old fleet of L-23 Blanik training sailplanes which reach life time limits. The Brazilian Air Force Academy will get their first gliders during Summer 2015.
This contract again shows, that the DG-1001Club currently, is the most advanced training sailplane available on the market. Brazil will be the 4th Air Force taking the DG-1001Club into service. We are proud and very much looking forward to deliver these gliders."
Meanwhile, she has traveled a bit, flown a lot, and lived in the US.She is happy to now know glider pilots from the US too and says, “they are as amiable as everywhere on the world.” She feels fortunate to have found a temporary soaring home in Boulder, surely one of the best and most scenic places to fly on Earth!
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