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We have some briefing notes concerning the club's gliders. These can be downloaded from the downloads area.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Gliders within our club

The club's Twin Astir 'JW
Our 2-seater glider used for all training and trial flights. JW is also great performer for XC and in our brisk wave conditions. She thermals well and is fun to fly solo. LD is 38. Equiped with oxygen.
Pete's LS3 'LP
Rolladen-Schneider LS3a (Germany). First produced in 1978. A good performing genuine 40:1 glider with water ballast and flaps. A total of 358 LS3's were produced, there are many examples of this popular glider in NZ.
This pic shows LP over Roxburgh on a weak westerly wave day.

John's PIK-20 'KG
Very yellow! Made in Finland in 1975. The PIK-20 and 20B have no airbrakes but instead have large flaps which can be set from -8 deg (speed cruise) to +90 deg (for landing). A motorized version (PIK-20e) is a very popular. A 17m version (PIK-30e) was also built. The are hundreds of PIK-20's worldwide including in NZ two '20s, some 20e and 30e.

Heaps more info on John's PIK

Pik20 'KG and Cirrus 'HY from 'LP
Pete snapped this as we played about in gentle wave over Lake Ohau. Kerry Jackson flies his lovely Cirrus HY, John is in yellow PIK20 'KG. Kerry is our club's glider Engineer and normally flies with South Canterbury club.
Ross's Hornet 'KJ
The H206 Hornet is pretty similar to other Standard class gliders of the period. LD is 38:1, plus it has excellent trailing edge airbrakes. The wings feature auto-connecting controls and are similar to the Libelle series.

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