Tag Archive for Sailplane

Krosno (Phoenix) from the Ashes

Out of the blue, I received a call last week from Tim Barry of Barry Aviation in Florida. http://www.barryaviation.com. Tim bought the rights (type certificate, tooling, etc.) for the Krosno/Peregrine sailplane and is trying to get a handle on the demand for a two-place all metal trainer since the grounding of the Blanik L-13.

First Impressions of the Quintus M

We were very excited and happy when the weather broke just before Christmas on December 23rd, and we were able to successfully test fly our new QUINTUS-M. This enabled us to achieve our challenging goal of getting our new 23 meter aircraft into the air in 2011 and thereby giving ourselves a wonderful Christmas present.

[HD Video] First Flight of the Quintus M

Schempp-Hirth recently finished the brand new high performance, self launching, 23 meter wingspan glider, the QUINTUS M. The test flight was done by the president of the company,Tilo Holighaus on December 23, 2011. On this 6-1/2 minute video you can see it fly, including an interview with Tilo. The interview is in German with English subtitles.

Jonker Sailplanes 2011 Year in Review

[Leo sent me a Merry Christmas email yesterday and I thought I would share it with our readers. — WE] Jonker Sailplanes has had a relatively good year with steady production of JS1 Revelations for customers worldwide, numerous JS1 pilots having contest success, and many fabulous OLC flights. The manufacturing year ended in mid-December with…

A season in the sun – 12 contests in one year

A friend suggested to me that I should write up a summary of my 2011 soaring season, so  here it is: 12 contests total: Clermont, FL (Seniors):  placed 4th overall – best I’ve ever done there Perry, SC (R5N): Landed out on 1st day, wound up 12th out of 19 Chilhowee, TN (Sports Class Nationals):…

Quintus M – New open class glider

Schempp-Hirth started its newest glider’s Quintus M serial production. Quintus is a 23 m. span single-seater open class sailplane which was first presented during the yearly expo at AERO in Friedrichshafen. It is a new product from Schempp-Hirth with cooperation with Lange Aviation.
Manufacturer expects that newly designed fuselage and airfoils will bring both comfort and […]