On the HOME page I mentioned briefly my personal passion for flying gliders.
In addition to my own flying, I also have the privilege to represent three specialist European Manufactures in the UK – and I would like to introduce them here.
For those who might like to learn a little more about the sport of gliding and how to get involved youself, there is no better place to start than the British Gliding Association.
ALISPORT SWISS – of Switzerland
Manufacturers of the magnificent SILENT 2 Electro – an electric, self-launching sailplane built for the FAI 13.5 m class. Technically a Microlight, with the characteristics of a Powered Glider, the aircraft is deregulated in the UK. With a MTOW of 315kg the SILENT 2 Electro is easy to own and operate and a delight to rig!
LZ-DESIGN – of Slovenia
Manufacturers of the revolutionary Front Electric Sustainer/Self-Launcher (FES) – which powers the SILENT 2 Electro and several other types. The folding propeller in the nose is driven by a purpose built 22 kW brushless electric motor powered from a pair of Lithium-Ion battery packs providing capacity for 4.2kW. The system is very simple to operate, quick to deploy and highly reliable.
ANSCHAU TECHNIK – of Germany.
Manufacturers of the KOMET range of quality Glider Trailers. Anschau were the first to produce the clam-shell design which substantially improves the ease of loading and unloading. The construction is second to none – the chassis is made from double walled Aluminium extrusions, welded to provide torsional strength and the Composite Clam-Shell is supported by a welded Aluminium frame.