|This glider is a type AS-K21, made of glass-fibre
Schleicher, a lot of club teaching takes place in this glider or
in a K13. It is used to
train student pilots up to solo standard. It has a fixed undercariage
and a best glide ratio of about 1 in 32. It's stall speed is around
40 knots and it's maximum speed or Vne is 151 knots.
AS-K21 specifications sheet (pdf)
|This is a 1960's, Schleicher type Ka8 single seat glider.
It's has a traditional construction of wood for the wings, tubular steel
fusilage and is covered in fabric. This glider is very light and lifts
very easily in weak thermals. It has a stall speed at about 30 knots,
so it will soar quite slowly. The air-brakes on it are amazing, making
landing easy. After doing a few solo's in GAM, pilots will convert to
the Ka8 as their first single seat glider before progressing to the
Ka8 Specifications Sheet (pdf)
|Made by Grob
Aerospace of glass-fibre, the ASTIR is flown by the more experienced
solo pilots, especially for cross country or long duration flights.
Even though this glider is more demanding to fly than the K21, pilots
will convert to this glider after having first completed the Bronze
'C' endorsment. It has a retractable under-carriage and a best glide
angle of about 1 in 38. It's stall speed is around 40 knots, and it's
maximum speed or Vne is 131 knots.
ASTIR CS flight manual (pdf).