Melbourne Gliding Club
Melbourne Gliding Club prides itself on providing one of Australia's best fleet of club-owned gliders. The club owns four twin-seat and two single-seat gliders, as well as two highly capable tug aircraft.
A pair of modern, high-performance DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000s are at the core of the club's training fleet. This means that all of our members are able to enjoy the best that gliding has to offer, from the instant that they step into a cockpit.
The SZD-51 Junior is a purpose-built training aircraft, designed specifically to aid early solo pilots in the transition from twin-seat to single-seat aircraft.
While the performance is nothing to write home about, the Junior is a gentle, durable and manoeuvrable aircraft and a joy to fly. Compared to the larger, heavier twin-seaters, getting into the Junior feels more like you're strapping the aircraft on, rather than strapping yourself in.
The Junior is the club's most affordable aircraft, and excels at staying airborne in weak conditions. This makes it ideal for building flight hours and experience, while enjoying easy, relaxing flights at the home airfield. It's even capable of some basic aerobatics!
|Schemp-Hirth Discus CS - Aircraft Data|
|Country of Manufacture:||Poland||Registration:||VH-XOA|
|Manufactured:||1986||Empty Weight:||240 kg|
|Best Glide Ratio:||35:1||G-Limits:|
+5.3 / -2.65
|Instrumentation:||LXNav S100||Maximum Speed:||220 kph / 118.8 kts|
|Member Rate:||$0.60 / Minute||Flight Manual:||SZD51 Junior Flight Manual|