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GBSC Fleet

     

Gliders:

1 ASK-21 (two place, 34/1 performance; advanced trainer, aerobatic)
1 Puchacz (two place, 30/1 performance; advanced trainer, aerobatic)
1 Blanik L-23 (two place, 30/1 performance; advanced trainer, sightseeing)
1 Blanik L-33 solo (single place, 30/1 performance; cross-country, sightseeing)
1 Schweitzer 1-34 (single place, 34/1 performance)
1 Pilatus B-4 (single place, 35/1 performance; cross-country, aerobatic)
1 Schweizer 2-33A (two place, 23/1 performance; trainer)
1 Schweizer 1-26E (single place, 23/1 performance; aerobatic)

The club owns three enclosed trailers (for the B-4, L-33, and Blanik L-23),
and three open Schweizer trailers.

     

Tow Planes:
1 Cessna L-19 "Bird Dog", used for regular weekend towing, and training new tow pilots.
2 Piper Pawnee, used for regular weekend towing..

Field Vehicles:
A fine collection of golf carts and electric GEM's

     
ASK-21

Length 27'5"
Span 55'9"
Wing area 193.2 sq. ft.
Weight (empty): 794 lbs.
Best Glide L/D: 34:1 at 49 kts.
Min. Sink 2.3 fps at 40 kts

     
Puchacz

Length 27'5"
Span 54'8"
Wing area 195 sq. ft.
Weight (empty): 827 lbs.
Best Glide L/D: 30:1 at 46 kts.
Min. Sink 2.1 fps at 36 kts

      Blanik L23

Length 27'10.8"
Span 53' 1." (w/extensions: 59'8")
Wing area 206' 1"
Weight (empty): 683.5 lbs.
Best Glide L/D: 2 pilots 28:1 at 49 kts, 1 pilot 28:1 at 43 kts
Max glide ratio with extensions: 2 pilots 32:1 at 49 kts, 1 pilot 32:1 at 43 kts
Min. Sink 2.66 fps at 37 kts

      Blanik L33 solo

Length 21.7'
Span 46.3
Wing area 118 sq ft
Weight (empty): 463 lbs.
Best Glide L/D: 31.5:1 at 50 kts
Min. Sink 2.2 fps at 37 kts


      SGS 1-34

Length 25' 9"
Span 49'2"
Wing area 151 sq. ft.
Weight (empty): 570 lbs
Best Glide L/D: 33:1 at 55 mph (standard)
Min. Sink: 2.2 fps at 49 mph

      Pilatus B-4

Length 21' 6.6"
Span 49' 2.4"
Wing area 151 sq. ft.
Weight (empty): 517 lbs
Best Glide L/D: 35:1 at 53 mph
Min. Sink: 2.1 fps

      SGS 2-33A

Length 25' 9"
Span 51'
Wing area 219.48 sq. ft.
Weight (empty): 612 lbs.
Best Glide L/D: 23:1 at 45 mph (1 place)
Min. Sink: 2.6 fps (1 place)


      SGS 1-26E

Length 21'3"
Span 40'
Wing area 160 sq. ft.
Weight (empty): 380 lbs.
Best Glide L/D: 23:1 at 45 mph
Min. Sink: 2.6 fps at 38 mph

Performance Specifications


     

Piper Pawnee is used for regular weekend towing.

     

Cessna L-19 "Bird Dog" is used for regular weekend towing, and training new tow pilots.

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