Glider Fleet

The club fleet consists of a tow plane, single seat and two 2-seat gliders. The 2-seaters are used mainly for instructional flying training and local flying. Club pilots fly the single seaters on local and cross-country soaring flights. Our principal training glider is a Grob Twin Astir, a sleek fibreglass glider of German manufacture. Our flagship is a Glaser-Dirks DG-1000 high performance two-seater. One single seater is a Schleicher Ka6CR, a venerable wooden aircraft, easy to fly and still very popular both in NZ and world-wide. The Ka6 is over 40 years old and is still regularly used for cross-country flights. Our Glaser-Dirks DG-202 is a modern fibreglass glider of high performance for extended flights away from the airfield.

DG1000S: ZK-GDG

A precision landing for the DG1000, ZK-GDG - photo by Daniel Farley

A precision landing for the DG1000, ZK-GDG - photo by Daniel Farley

Twin Astir: ZK-GNP

Twin Astir, ZK-GNP, returns from another sortie - photo by Daniel Farley

Twin Astir, ZK-GNP, returns from another sortie - photo by Daniel Farley

DG202: ZK-GSA

DG202, ZK-GSA, being prepared for flight - photo by Daniel Farley

DG202, ZK-GSA, being prepared for flight - photo by Daniel Farley

KA6: ZK-GAN

Trusty Ka6 ZK-GAN makes another perfect landing

Trusty Ka6, ZK-GAN, makes another perfect landing