Club Aircraft

Our Gliders

We’re proud of our club-owned fleet of trainers and solo aircraft. We also have two tow planes. We try to give our members every opportunity to fly!

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Glider: Schleicher ASK 21

Tail Number: N574 | Operating Handbook

The ASK 21 is constructed of Fibreglas two-seat mid-wing glider aircraft with a T-tail. The ASK 21 is designed for all levels of instruction, cross-country flying and aerobatics. It can be used for spin training with tailweights added.

Never ExceedRough AirFinalBest Glide
151 KIAS97 KIAS49 KIAS + wind speed49K dual / 46K solo
Min SinkStallGlide RatioMax G
KIAS37 KIAS34-1Requires toe straps

Glider: Grob G 102 Astir CS

Tail Number: N20737 | Operating Handbook

The G102 Astir is a single seat fibreglas 15m Standard Class sailplane with a retractable wheel, designed by and built by Grob Aircraft, with the first flight in December 1974. The large wing area gives good low-speed handling characteristics, docile stalling characteristics, a excellent climb. It is also certified for aerobatic flight.

Never ExceedRough AirFinalBest Glide
135k92k51k + wind51k
Min SinkStallGlide RatioMax G

Glider: Holtz Mach 0.2 Simulator

Tail Number: 1111 | Operating Handbook

Our Club purchased this glider simulator in 2019 for our students from Russell Holtz. It uses the CONDOR Soaring Software Program and is the same simulator used at the USAF Academy.

The Mach 0.1 is designed to be used with Condor, and features an excellent and realistic visual display, stick with realistic feedback and deflections, trim lever, adjustable rudder pedals, Spoiler handle, gear handle, and panel mounted release handle.

Glider: Centrair Pegasus 101B

Tail Number: N70FP | SN#: 101A202 | Operating Handbook

The Centrair Pegasus 101 is a single-seat, Standard Class, retractable wheel, competition sailplane, developed in France using a fuselage based on the ASW-19 with the wing profile sections being an improved new design. Our FLSC Pegasus is a B model that has a carbon fiber main spar.

When imported it was registered in the USA – as an A model. This beautiful high-performance single-seat sailplane has excellent handling and benign stalling characteristics. It has a claimed maximum L/D = 41. We purchased it from Doug Cline in 2019.

Never ExceedRough AirFinalBest Glide
Min SinkStallGlide RatioMax G
44 KIAS39 KIAS41-1+5/+4 winglets

Glider: Schweizer SGS 1-26A

Tail Number: N3822A | Operating Handbook

The Schweizer SGS 1-26 is a United States One-Design, single-seat, mid-wing glider built by Schweizer Aircraft of Elmira, New York. The SGS 1-26 enjoyed a very long production run from its first flight in 1954 until 1979, when production was ended. The 1-26 is the most numerous sailplane found in the US. Due to its light weight, it climbs well, stalls benignly, will land in an incredibly short distance (due to the nose skid), and is an excellent glider for transitioning after solo and first cross country attempts. This glider was rebuilt by Chuck Zabinski and Jake Smith.

Never ExceedRough AirFinalBest Glide
104 MPH65 MPH45 MPH + wind45 MPH
Min SinkStallGlide RatioMax G
38 MPH28 MPH23-10

Glider: Schweizer SGS 2-33A

Tail Number: N234WE | Operating Handbook

The Schweizer SGS 2-33 is an American two-seat, high-wing, strut-braced, training glider that was built by Schweizer Aircraft of Elmira, New York until the late 1980s, the 2-33 was the main training glider used in North America. Ours was built in 1984 and purchased from the Wings of Eagles Museum.

The 2-33 first flew in 1965 and production was started in 1967. Production was completed in 1981. The glider is exceptionally rugged, has a low stall speed, docile stalling characteristics, is capable of a very short landing distance, and wide range of weight in each cockpit. Our glider has blocks that can be rotated in front of the rudder pedals to accommodate shorter legged people.

Never ExceedRough AirFinalBest Glide
98 MPH65 MPH50 MPH + wind50 MPH
Min SinkStallGlide RatioMax G
42 MPH33 MPH dual/31 MPH23-1

Tow: American Champion Citabria 7GCAA

Tail Number: N7519F | SN#: 2 | Operating Handbook

The Citabria is a light single-engine, two-seat, fixed conventional gear airplane which entered production in the United States in 1964. Designed for flight training, utility and personal use, it is capable of sustaining aerobatic stresses from +5g to -2g. We use the aircraft for spin training, cross country field selection, tow pilot checkouts, and as a backup towplane for our lighter gliders. Its name spelled backwards is, “airbatic”.

Tow: Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee

Tail Number: N7409Z | SN#: 25-3375 | Operating Handbook

The PA-25 Pawnee was an agricultural aircraft produced by Piper Aircraft between 1959 and 1981. It remains a widely used aircraft in agricultural spraying and is also used as a tow plane, or tug, for launching gliders or for towing banners. Ours had all spraying equipment removed. In 1988 the design rights and support responsibility were sold to Latino Americana de AviaciĆ³n of Argentina.

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