Private fleet

LS-1f GAZ

This glider has been in the club for about 20 years, owned by a few different members. In 1988 Bill stripped the gel coat and repainted it, giving it a brilliant shine.

Libelle GBX
Libelle 201 17m,Colin brought this Libelle back in 2000, one of the additional features is the add-on 17 meter tips which give it a better glide performance. Colin mainly flys it as a 15 meter.

Super Woodstock GFJ

This highly modified Woodstock variant under development by Mal Bennett has increased span and torque tube airbrakes.

Kestrel 19 GGR
After 5 years of rebuilding by Phil Organ, Mark Kerr has taken ownership of the mighty Kestrel. This 19m flapped glider was designed by Glasflugel and built by Slingsby. It has an L/D of about 44:1.

Cherokee GLV

Cherokee, from the drawing board of Stan Hall. Designed in the USA,the Cherokee II was introduced in 1956 specifically for amateur construction from plans.  It has an LD of 23 at 36 kts

DG-400 GKE

Phil Organ rebuilt this glider a couple of years ago.

Being a self-launcher with an LD of 45 this glider is perfect for fast long distance flying.

SZD-55 SOJ

Phil Organ's latest rebuild project is this high performance SZD-55. Having an eliptical wing shape the SZD-55 has an LD of around 44:1 and is renowned for its excellent handling and thermalling characteristics.

DG-400 HDE
The DG-400 is a self-launching sailplane with 17m carbon fibre wings, and an L/D of 45:1 at 60 kt. It is powered by a retractable 2-stroke Rotax, which provides a climb rate of 500 - 600 fpm at the maximum weight of 460 kg.

Duster HDT
The Duster is a 13 metre homebuilt sailplane. This is currently the only one of the type flying in Australia. If you would like to build a paper model of this one you can download it from Fiddlers Green Paper Models

Astir 77 KYP

Paul Dilks brought this Astir CS 77 late 1990 and since then has done many flights of over 350 km in it. It's glide performance of 35:1, and a VNE of 135 knots makes it a very good glider.

ASW 19b UKF

VH-UKF is an ASW 19b belonging to Phil McCann and Steve Baldini.

It is a Standard Class glider, 15m, water ballast, retractable u/c, no flaps. Best L/D 38:1.

PIK 20b UKX

Now owned by Craig Dilks, this PIK was constructed in 1976 and at time of purchase had only 630 hrs flying time. The last owner recently did a 500km flight at an average speed of 153kph

Mosquito FQN

Dave Tickner's addition to the club fleet is a Mosquito. Fantastic performance and looks great too!

LS-4a CQM

LS-4a CQM is flown by Neil and Darren Hess. Neil has owned the glider for 10 years and plans on a lot of flying out of Raywood.

Ka-6 XFF
VH-XFF is a 1966 Schleicher Ka6cr, which was used in NZ (as ZK-GFF) from 1966. Rob and Andy have owned it since 2011.  It has had a ground up restoration starting NZ in 2012 and finished in 2016.

Ka-6E GEA

 

Built in Germany in 1965, Ka6E VH-GEA arrived in Australia from New Zealand in 1972.

Much loved by David and Jenne Goldsmith, the longest flight so far is 629 km by Jenne .

​DG-202 GDD

 

Mark White is the proud owner of GDD, (sometimes unkindly called Daffy Duck but Mark prefers Dare Devil) a DG 202/17.

It's a high performance glider with an LD of about 45:1.