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Snapshots

  1. Rolladen-Schneider LS4

    Snapshot Title: Rolladen-Schneider LS4
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    The LS4, successor to the LS1 in the Standard Class, made its first flight in 1980. It is the third most produced non-military glider (after the Grunau Baby and the Blaník basic trainers). (en Will open in a new tab or window...



  2. Schleicher ASW 20

    Snapshot Title: Schleicher ASW 20
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    A FAI 15 metre Class glider designed by Gerhard Waibel and built by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Its fuselage is nearly identical to the ASW19's, mated to newly designed wings for the 15 metre Clas...



  3. Golf Cart

    Snapshot Title: Golf Cart
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    Golf carts are used for towing gliders to and from the flight line...



  4. Windsock or wind cone

    Snapshot Title: Windsock or wind cone
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    A windsock or wind cone is a conical textile tube designed to indicate wind direction and relative wind speed. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_sock Will open in a new tab or window)



  5. L-13 Blaník

    Snapshot Title: L-13 Blaník
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    The L-13 Blaník was designed by Karel Dlouhý of VZLÚ Letňany ca. 1956, the first Czech glider to employ laminar flow wing profiles. It was developed as a practical glider suitable for basic flight...



  6. PA-25 Pawnee

    Snapshot Title: PA-25 Pawnee
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    The PA-25 Pawnee was a very popular agricultural aircraft produced by Piper Aircraft between 1959 and 1982 and is used extensively today as a tow plane, or tug, for launching gliders or towing banners...



  7. Spoiler (sometimes called a lift dumper)

    Snapshot Title: Spoiler (sometimes called a lift dumper)
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    spoiler (sometimes called a lift dumper) is a device intended to reduce lift in an aircraft. Spoilers are plates on the top surface of a wing which can be extended upward into the airflow and "spoil" ...



  8. Schleicher Ka 7

    Snapshot Title: Schleicher Ka 7
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    The Ka 7 "Rhönadler" ("Rhön Eagle") is a two-seater basic trainer glider that was built by Alexander Schleicher. (The Rhön is a German mountain range and also part of the name of Schleicher's works...



  9. Piper PA-15 Vagabond

    Snapshot Title: Piper PA-15 Vagabond
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    The Piper Vagabond utilized much of the same production tooling that created the famous Piper Cub, as well as many of the Cub structural components (tail surfaces, landing gear, most of the wing parts...



  10. Schleicher Ka 6

    Snapshot Title: Schleicher Ka 6
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    A single seat glider designed by Rudolf Kaiser, built by Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co, Germany and is constructed of Spruce and plywood with fabric covering. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlei Will open in a new tab or window...



  11. Schweizer SGS 2-33

    Snapshot Title: Schweizer SGS 2-33
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    The Schweizer SGS 2-33 is a United States two-seat, high-wing, strut-braced, training glider built by Schweizer Aircraft of Elmira, New York.
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    picture: tinyurl.com/3 Will open in a new tab or window...



  12. CallAir

    Snapshot Title: CallAir
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    A retired Crop Duster sits awaiting it's next chance to tow, tinyurl.com/3pzs3c Will open in a new tab or window



  13. 1965 Schweizer SGS 1-26B

    Snapshot Title: 1965 Schweizer SGS 1-26B
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    tinyurl.com/4jfylt Will open in a new tab or window
    American Sailplane Glider



  14. AliSport Silent 2

    Snapshot Title: AliSport Silent 2
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    The Silent 2 pure sailplane is a technological jewel of light weight and high performance. www.alisport.com/eu/eng/silent2_1.htm Will open in a new tab or window



  15. 1973 Schweizer SGS 1-26E

    Snapshot Title: 1973 Schweizer SGS 1-26E
    Taken by: jason arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    Paul A Schweizer was a proponent of the One-Design concept and the 1-26 as the aircraft by which to establish a one-design class in the US. www.126association.org Will open in a new tab or window/



  16. Woof

    Snapshot Title: Woof
    Taken by: Terry Foss

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:



  17. Chilhowee glider barn

    Snapshot Title: Chilhowee glider barn
    Taken by: Christopher Arnold

    Image: Sunday morning at the Chilhowee Gliderport
    Image Owner: Christopher Arnold



    Description:

    Adjacent to the hangar, aircraft are stored here, disassembled and in their trailers.

    Calm morning so far.