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.
Schweizer SGS 1-26E
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The PW-5 is an example of the modern, single-place
fiberglass sailplanes now available. A lightweight, 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 Lowcountry Soaring Association, LSA, was establised in 1990 by a group of local
soaring enthusiasts. We have three club owned gliders and a tow plane for aero launch.
Based at the Ridgeland, SC, Airport, 3J1, we fly every weekend when weather allows.
Piper Pawnee Tow Plane
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 of club
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 pilot in
The G103 Twin II (originally designated the G 118) 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
fibre construction, it is designed for training, high performance,
and simple aerobatic flying.