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The club's gliders




GES owned by Hans Dieter "Dundee" Albrecht.

The prototype of the ASW15 flew in April 1968. It was designed as a standard class glider with 15m wingspan and no flaps.The later ASW15B has several improvements, like a larger rudder a slightly larger main wheel and also had water bags fitted.Empty weight: 230kg
All up weight: 408kg
Max glide ratio: 1:37
Min sink ratio: 0.63m/s
Production numbers: 453In 1972 Karl Striedeck flew a distance out and return World Record of 1098km in an ASW15.

GES is equipped with an Lx 7000 flight computer & Swiss flarm.

There is no provision for water ballast.



Grob Astir CS-77 VH-IKE
IKE is owned by the club.

General characteristics

  • Length: 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 15.0 m (49 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 1.26 m (4 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 12.4 m2 (133 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 18.2
  • Empty weight: 250 kg approx.

Gross weight: 450 kg with water ballast; without ballast 350 kg


  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (92 kts) manoeuvring and airtow
  • Stall speed: 59 km/h (32 kts) without airbrakes
  • Never exceed speed: 250 km/h (135 kts)
  • Maximum glide ratio: Best 38, at 105 km/h (56 kts) and 0.77 m/s (152 ft/m)

Rate of sink: 0.62 m/s (122 ft/min) min., at 76 km/hr (42 kts) and glide ratio 34

IMG 0891 Custom



IUH owned by Mike TothThe IS-28B2 was designed in 1973 and is an all metal (aluminium) two seater.Wing span: 17.01m
Empty weight: 375kg
All up weight: 590kg
Max glide ratio: 1:34
Min sink rate: 0.8m/s
Production numbers: well over 300Thirty IS-28B2 gliders were exported to Australia and proved to be a robust training two seater for ab-initio training, aerobatics and cross-country practice.




GKZ is owned by the club. The glider was built in 1961.

The club bought the Bergfalke in 2012 as a very good ab initio trainer.

The glider was imported from Germany with very low hours for its age.

Wing span: 16.6m

Empty weight: 246kg

All up weight: 440kg

Max glide ratio: 1:28

Min sink rate: 0.72m/s

Production numbers: more than 320

Bergfalke GKZ


Caproni CALIF A-21S VH-GUB


The Caproni Vizzola Calif was a family of sailplanes produced in Italy in the 1970s and 1980s. Of typical sailplane configuration with T-tails, they featured distinctive wings with centre sections of constant chord and trapezoidal outer panels. The forward fuselage is constructed of fibreglass over an alloy frame, while the rear fuselage, wings, and empennage is metal-covered.

The A-21S, is a two-seat version that accommodates the pilot and passenger side-by-side. Our aircraft is one of the latest models produced in Germany by Gomolizg.

At one time this aircraft concurrently held four world records for two-seat sailplanes, including:

  • The women's closed-circuit speed record set by Adele Orsi and Franca Bellengeri in August 1974.
  • Straight distance of 970.4 km by Ingo Renner and Hilmer Geissler in Australia in 1975.

Wing span: 20.38m

Empty weight 436kg

Max take-off weight: 644kg

Max glide ratio: 1:43

Min rate of sink: 0.6m/s

Production numbers: more than 150


Friends of Caproni Calif web site:



The tug

Cessna 150 VH-ROZ

ROZ is owned by the club.The club bought the Cessna 150 ROZ, with it's larger than usual 150hp engine, 2010 in Queensland.
After ROZ's arrival in Tocumwal it had been fitted with the tow release and after a certified modification to the propeller the transformation to a glider tug has been completed.

In July 2011 ROZ had it's engine overhauled, it now produces 160hp & tows very well.


The tow car

Ford Falcon GL - Glidermobile  

For airfield operations and glider towing family of late Mr B. Miskovic

donated this very visible yellow car!


Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 17:39