Club Aircraft

Club sailplanes are towed into the air behind Piper Pawnee towplane
N11FU, a 235hp Piper PA-25. Over the winter of 2004/2005,club
volunteers refurbished and recovered the Pawnee. In honor ofclub
president and towpilot George Farnsworth, the cockpit was stenciled
with "Captain G. Farnsworth" and adorned with the silhouette of a
Nazi tank that George destroyed when he was a P-38 fighter pilotin
North Africa.

The G103 Twin II (originally is a high performance two-seater
sailplane made by Grob Aircraft. The aircraft is of T-tail configuration,
and is fitted with a non retractable undercarriage and upper surface airbrakes.
Of glass fiber construction, it is designed for training, high performance,
and simple aerobatic flying.

The PW-5 is an example of the modern, single-place
fiberglass sailplanes now available. A light weight, easy to
fly aircraft, the PW-5 delivers excellent climb performance,
good glide performance, and nimble handling. With light
control forces that give it a sports-car feel, the PW-5 is the
type of machine that is a blast to wrap into tight thermals.

The Schweizer SGS 1-26 is a United Sates One Design, single-seat,
mid-wing glider built by Schweizer Aircraft of Elmira, NY. 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. The 1-26 is used by many
soaring clubs in the United States and is often the first single
place glider that a student flies after solo.