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 DG-1000S is Melbourne Gliding Club's primary training aircraft, with the club owning two of the type.
As an evolution of the DG-505, the DG-1000S shares all of its good characteristics - as well as including some improvements.
The DG-1000S is an easy-to-fly, robust, comfortable aircraft, with excellent performance. Unlike many training aircraft, the DG-1000S is difficult to outgrow. It is a highly capable design, and may be fitted with optional 20 m wingtips to improve its performance even further. In the 18 m configuration, the airframe is fully aerobatic - which stands as a testament to the strength and safety of the aircraft.
A majority of the club's student pilots have gone solo in one of the -1000S. The only downside of this is that it can be hard to want to fly anything else!
|DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000S - Aircraft Data|
|Country of Manufacture:||Germany||Registration:||VH-NDG, VH-VWR|
|Manufactured:||2013 (NDG), 2014 (VWR)||Empty Weight:||411 kg|
|Construction:||Fibreglass / Carbon Fibre||Wingspan:||18 / 20 m|
|Best Glide Ratio:||42:1 / 46:1 (18 m / 20 m)||G-Limits:||+7, -5|
|Instrumentation:||LXNav S100||Maximum Speed:||270 kph / 146 kts|
|Member Rate:||$0.90 / Minute|