Punctually on the intended date in the air     05.2014

Enthusiastic Pilots at the Maiden Flight of the new ASG 32 Mi

Under optimal summer conditions Schleicher's new 20m two-seater passed the first tests with flying colors. More information >>> here...

AERO 2015      03.2015

We present our products in Friedrichshafen:
Hall A1 Stand 309

We would like to invite all the glider pilots to visit us on our exhibition booth at the AERO in Friedrichshafen.

From 15th to 18th April there will be many things to discover. Besides interesting news, the new ASG 32 El with the electric sustainer will be seen for the first time.

Our team will gladly answer your questions and is inviting visitors to take a seat in our gliders.

David Jansen flew 1582 km in an ASG 29 E      01.2015

From Kingaroy to Benalla with 144 km/h average speed

At the very beginning of the new year David Jansen fulfilled a long-cherished dream. After a planning before of one year, on 2nd January 2015 he started in his ASG 29 E from Kingaroy in the east of Australia.

After a 12 hours flight and more than 1500 km further south he landed in Benalla. With this, David Jansen has smashed the Australian Gliding Distance Record of 1250 km by more than 250 km.

David has written a must-read report about the preparation and implementation of this exceptional flight.

We offer him our sincere congratulations on this great success!

See also...

David's Flight Report "The Longest Day"
David's flight in the "OLC"
David's flight at "GlidePort"
FAI Gliding World Records

Australian Air Force Cadets        08.2014

The first ASK 21 Mi has arrived in Australia

Bernhard Eckey - our agent for Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Asia - could receive the first ASK 21 Mi for the Australian Air Force Cadets (AAFC) in Adelaide...

More information >>> here...

Flying the ASG 32 Mi        08.2014

Pure enjoyment in Schleicher's new 20m twoseater

René de Dreu, our representative from the Netherlands (Alexander Schleicher Benelux), produced a worth seeing video about the new ASG 32 Mi.

Direct link to the video on Youtube
...and here it goes straight to René

New AS-company brochure       08.2014

In cooperation with our subcontractors the AS company brochure was redesigned and updated.

It depicts the elaborate craftsmanship of manufacturing quality aircrafts and shows the people behind the product.


New ASH 30 Mi photo gallery        06.2014

To the >>> gallery...

ASG 32 - first assembling        04.2014

All components completed

The finishing of the ASG 32 prototype is in full swing.

Meanwhile the first assembly of all components has been carried out and one gets a first overall impression of the new 20m two-seater. Installing the engine components and paintwork of the wing will follow as the next steps.

11 ASK 21 Mi ordered        02.2014

Australian Air Force decides in favour of ASK 21 Mi self launchers

Schleicher is very pleased to announce an order for eleven ASK 21 Mi self launching motorgliders for the Australian Air Force.

More information >>> here...

Anniversary on the Schleicher airfield     11.2013

ASH 31 Mi No. 100 and
ASG 29 No. 250 delivered

Serial-No. 5 of the ASH 30 Mi completed

Flanked by two ASH 30 Mi our workforce assembles behind the 100th ASH 31 Mi and serial No. 250 of the ASG 29 our employees proudly present the two anniversary sailplanes.

Designer Martin Heide is pleased that the dispatch of 100 ASH 31 Mi in a very short period of time is testimony to the popularity of this new glider.

More information >>> here...
Michael Greiner is proud that the ASG 29 has become by far the most successful glider in its class.

More information >>> here...
ASH 30 Mi
Top performance, pilot comfort and occupant safety - the ultimate in Open Class.

More information >>> here...

With the ASH 25 Mi in the Himalayas        02.2014

Sebastian Kawa explores the roof of the world

A spectacular video shows Sebastian Kawa in an ASH 25 Mi within the framework of his expedition in the Himalayas.

The link to the video: Soaringcafe

Production of wing prototype started        02.2014

Exactly on schedule

The team around designer Michael Greiner is getting close to finishing the ASG 32 prototype.

Work has now begun on building the first wing.

More information >>> here...

With an ASH 25 in the Alps of New Zealand

Garry Wakefield sent us this link to a great footage of what you can do in an ASH 25

Here the link to Vimeo...

Präsentation at the AERO 2013

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Alexander Schleicher is proud to present our latest project: The ASG 32 . With 20m span and flaps the ASG 32 is a two-seater in its own right beside our other two-seaters.

- the new highlight in the 20m Two-seater Class!

Next to our proven ASK 21 trainer and our new ASH 30 Mi Open Class high performance glider, we are now introducing the new two-seater ASG 32 . - a totally new design specifically tailored for the very popular 20 Meter FAI Two-seater Class. High performance and good handling, in the air as well as on the ground, are our most important goals. Therefore the ASG 32 . is just as much for the ambitious competition pilot, as it is for clubs and recreational pilots, in particular due to its wide range of options and engine variants.

More Information >>> here...

958 km and 1020 km in an ASW 17       05.2013

Ingo Trentelj and Jürgen Dittmar from the Aero-Team-Klix used one of the best thermal days of this year and in the evening they could report about extraordinarily flights in their ASW 17.

Download Flight Report (German language)

AERO 2013 - Impressions       05.2013

Schleicher provided a big surprise at the AERO exhibition in Friedrichshafen - Germany: the introduction of the new 20m two-seater ASG 32, the highlight in the hall A1.

The other exhibited planes were also constantly surrounded by aviation-inspired visitors. For example the Open class two-seater ASH 30 Mi, (serial-No. 4 exhibited) or the actual world-champion-glider ASG 29 E and the ASH 31 Mi with serial-No. 90.

More information >>> here...

Product Safety Recall Castrol Olis in Two Stroke Engines       05.2013

Castrol is voluntarily recalling one litre bottles of Castrol oil used in two stroke engines due to water contamination. The contamination in some bottles may potentially be sufficient to cause engine seizure.

The affected products were on sale from September 3rd 2012 and the batch numbers are listed here...

New TN Usage of Spin Ballast with the ASK 21 / 21 Mi       05.2013

Since introduction of TN 4a eight years have gone by. From this experience a new Technical Note evolved:

ASK 21: TM 4b
ASK 21 Mi: TM 7

It shall offer more information to the pilot, and this information is more concentrated to one place in the manual. Furthermore, the existing Technical Notes TN 4 and TN 4a are unified into the same issue.

More information >>> here...

New AD for K-Types published     12.2012

Ka2, Ka6, K7, K8, ASK 13 and ASK 18 affected

In the elevator control of an ASK 13 a problem is occurred, presumably caused by an incorrect repair. An inspection by TN respective AD has been ordered.

Ka 2 and Ka 2b: TM 13 and LTA D-2012-438
Ka 6, all model variants: TM 26 and AD 2012-246
K 7: TM 24 and AD 2012-246
K 8, all model variants: TM 30 and AD 2012-246
ASK 13: TM 19 and AD 2012-246
ASK 18: TM 9 and AD 2012-246

"Advanced Soaring Made Easy", new extended 3rd edition     11.2012

...written by Bernhard Eckey,
AS-Representative in Australia

In just a few years "Advanced Soaring Made Easy" has become the world’s leading book on gliding. It turned into an instant best seller and when it sold out quickly it demonstrated that an up-to-date book was long overdue. Rather than simply resorting to a reprint the author has now compiled a third edition which has just come off the printing press.

>>> more...

The 900. ASK 21 delivered     10.2012

From Poppenhausen to Cheu in France

In the Centre de Vol á Voile de Saint Florentin-Cheu, in the middle of France, the 900. ASK 21 found its new home. Most of the gliding students today have gained her gliding license in an ASK 21. What does particularly distinguish this sailplane?
Read here...

Alexander Schleicher on hr-television     05.2012

Film team in Poppenhausen

Hessen television reported in the magazine "Herkules" about sailplane manufacturing.

Link to hr-television

Building sailplanes for 50 years     04.2012

Paul Heller celebrating a special anniversary

One of us employees, working in the assembly hall, was celebrating an anniversary not found everyday.


EASA certificate for the ASH 31 Mi!     02.2012

Good news from Brunswick and Cologne

On January, 25th 2012 EASA has granted certification of the ASH 31 Mi. Download type certificate > here <
...and here is the way to the gallery

Engine conservation is important   

With a spot of work more security and lifespan

Vital steps for proper engine conservation prior to temporary periods of inactivity (or seasonal breaks) are often not taken seriously enough by some aircraft owners. Unfortunately, annual inspections reveal such shortcomings all too often...

older news and reports

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Congratulations to...

Overview of all winners...

South African Nationals 2014 in Welkom

18m class:
John Coutts maintained his position against the competition and won in an ASG 29.

With a lead of more than 400 points John Coutts won the 18m class of the South African Nationals in Welkom. On two days he placed 1st in the ASG 29. On the other days he also achieved top rankings.

More information here...

15m Racing class:
ASW 27-pilot Wayne Schmidt is the new South African Champion

With 1st places on three days and no worse than place 5 on the other days, he also won with a lead of more than 400 points in his ASW 27. Rene Coetzee (ASW 20) placed 3rd.

In the Club class Wilhelm Mosehuus, also an ASW 20 - pilot, placed 3rd, too.

More information here...

34th Australian Nationals 2014 in Goondiwindi

Tom Claffey and David Jansen in their ASG 29 on the top of the Sports class.

With victories on two days from each and good placements on the other days Tom Claffey and David Jansen could enjoy places 1 and 2 in their ASG 29s at the Australian Nationals in Goondiwindi. Only a few points separated 29-pilot John Buchanan from winning the 3rd place.

Club class:
Jim Crowhurst and Bruce Taylor made the top two places.

The new Australian champion of the Club class is Jim Crowhurst, followed by Bruce Taylor on the 2nd place. Both of them flew ASW 20.

More information here...

World Gliding Championships 2014 in Leszno/Poland

Karol Staryszak from Poland is the new World Champion of the 18m class in an ASG 29

Jean-Denis Barrois (F) in an ASW 27 placed 3rd.

More information >>>here...

Qualifying Competition in Stendal / Germany 2014

AS pilots achieves top results in all classes.

Michael Petzold won in his ASG 29 E the 18m class. In the Standard class ASW 28 - pilot Marc-Anton Winter finished 1st and Michael Seischab had also the 1st position in the Club class in his ASW 15 B.

In the Open class Stephan Beck (ASW 22 BLE) finished 3rd.

More information here...

Slovenian Nationals 2014 in Szatymaz (HU)

ASG 29 E - pilot Sebastjan Ramsak finished 1st at the Slovenian Nationals.

On five days of the six-day-competition he came out there as the winner of the day.

More information here...

Croatian Nationals 2014 in Sinj

Frane Franic in his ASW 24 won the Croatian Club class Nationals again.

More information here...

Qualifying Competition in Brandenburg / Germany 2014

We sincerely congratulate Hermann Leucker. He finished 2nd at the second competition of the new two-seater ASG 32 Mi.

With two 2nd, a 5th and a 4th place as daily results he could even stay close to the leader. On the 5th and last competition day he finished 1st with 121 km/h cutting speed, together with the later winner Claus Triebel.

We also congratulate Claus Triebel, winner of the competition and leader right from the beginning. He flew together with his daughter Serena.

More information here...

Coppa Internazionale del Mediterraneo 2014 Rieti

Werner Amann (AT, ASG 29) and Steffen Schwarzer (D, ASW 27) took the lead in the 18m- and 15m class in Rieti.

Sandro Montemaggi (I) in his ASG 29 E finished 3rd. In the Open class Ezio Sarti (I) in an ASH 25 E came 3rd, too.

More information here...

46. Klippeneck-Gliding-Competition 2014

Marcel Dünner (CH) won the 18m class of the Klippeneck competition, Michael Reiner (CH) placed 2nd. Both pilots flew in ASG 29.

In the Open class the duo Guido and Susi Halter became 3rd in an ASH 25 E.

More information here...

Hungarian Nationals 2014 and Pre-EM in Ocseny

Péter Szabó in his ASG 29 E became Hungarian Champion of the 18m class. In the Club class Zsolt Siket finished 1st, followed by Dániel Arday and Zoltán Mészáros.

In the national Open class-result Péter Szabó also placed 1st.
More information here...

World Gliding Championships 2014
20m Multi-seat class at Räyskälä, Finnland

ASG 32: straight after the maiden flight to the world comps and onto the podium!

The brand new ASG 32 had a first class competition debut thanks to the Austrian pilots Guido Achleitner and Michael Rass.

Their success is especially remarkable given that they flew the ASG 32 prototype for the first time at the competition site and the glider had not undergone any finetuning. Both pilots are delighted with a third place amongst a large field of very strong and highly experienced competitors.

The entire Schleicher team congratulates Guido, Michi and the whole team on their excellent performance and their second place on the very first competition day.

Throughout the entire competition they always remained in the first few places and ensured that the ASG 32 left an indelible impression amongst the world’s top competition pilots.

Our warmest congratulations also extend to the new world champions Steve und Howard Jones (GB) and to local gliding greats Antti Lehto und Nikke Luukkanen who finished in second place. We also congratulate the new world champions in Club- and Standard Class Eric Bernard (F) and Bert Schmelzer (B).

More information here...
Team Austria...

US-Nationals 2014 - FAI 15 Meter class

Montague (CA): Ray Gimmey won the US-Nationals in the FAI 15 Meter class in his ASG 29.

More information here...

Italian Nationals 18m and Grand-Prix-Qualifying 2014 in Varese

Peter Hartmann (AT), Riccardo Brigliadori (I) and Roman Mracek (CZ): three ASG 29 pilots on the podium.

More information here...

Photo: www.sgp.aero/italy2014

36th Hockenheim International 2014

"Mixed Quartet" on the top: 29 and 31

Yves Jeanmotte (B) won the 18m class in his ASG 29 E.

Behind him close together Jean-Luc Colson (B) (ASG 29 E) and the two ASH 31 Mi - pilots Frank Fröhlich (D) and Bernd Schwehm (D), flying with the short 18m wing tips.

More information here...

Swedish Nationals 2014

Three ASG 29 E pilots on the podium

After 2013 Börje Eriksson wins the 18m class of the Swedish Nationals again!

Markus Ganev became vice champion, Tonny Olsson placed 3rd. Both pilots flew in an ASG 29 E too.

More information here...

Two weeks earlier in Skövde, Göran Ax became National Champion in the Open class in his ASH 31 Mi. Ronny Eriksson placed 2nd in an ASH 25 Mi.

More information here...

Italian Nationals 2014 in Ferrara

The Austrian Peter Hartmann won the Mixed class of the Italian Nationals in his ASG 29 E.

ASG 29 - pilot Riccardo Brigliadori placed 3rd and got vice champion.

More information here...

Danish Nationals 2014 in Arnborg

Johnny Jensen won the FAI 15m class in his ASW 27 B.

In the 18m class the ASG 29 - pilots Svend Andersen and Peter Eriksen placed 2nd and 3rd. Ole Arndt became vice champion of the club class in his ASW 20.

More information here...

Polish Nationals 2014

Andrzej Smielkiewicz in his ASG 29 E became new Polish Champion in the Open class.

Krzysztof Luniewski and Tomasz Dul were following on place 2 and 3. Both flew also an ASG 29 E.

With Marek Szumski (4.), Christoph Matkowski (6.), Karol Staryszak (7.) and Zdzislaw Bednarczuk (10.) a total of seven ASG 29 - pilots were among the top ten.

More information here...

Swiss Nationals 2014

Marcel Dünner in his ASG 29 is the winner of the 18m class.

Fredy Zulliger, also in an ASG 29, placed 3rd. Thomas Sütterlin (ASH 25) placed 2nd in the Open class.

On the last competition day, Daniel Rossier achieved in the Open class an average speed of 126,6 km/h in his ASH 31 Mi! But a lot of misfortune on the first day cost him the victory.

More information here...

48. Hahnweide Segelflugwettbewerb 2014

Bert Schmelzer (B) won the 18m class in his ASG 29

In this year the weather allowed only three competition days. Bert Schmelzer gained the victory of the 18m class in his ASG 29 with two 1st places and one 2nd place.

More information here...

Dutch Nationals 2014

Our representative for Benelux, Rene de Dreu, flew in his ASG 29 in the Open class of the Dutch Nationals a 701 km task. Never before in history such a long distance was set during a Dutch National Gliding Contest.

However, in the end he was beaten by Mark Wering and Rene became vice-champion. Hans Biesters, also in an ASG 29 placed 3rd.

More informationhere and here...

National Champions 2013

The gliding season 2013 now coming to an end has produced many new national champions in Schleicher gliders. An attempt of an overview is made here. Behind every photo is a link to the results.

Tom Claffey,
Australia 18m/Op.
ASG 29
Richard Bartolf,
Hungary 18m
ASG 29
Börje Eriksson,
Sweden 18m
ASG 29 E
Frane Franic,
Croatia Mixed
ASW 24
Robert Schröder,
Germany 18m
ASG 29 E
Francisco Ortega,
Spain 15m
ASW 27
David Mockler,
USA 15m
ASG 29
Ron Tabery,
USA Open class
Martti Koivula,
Finland 18m
ASG 29 E
Jean-Luc Colson,
Belgium Open cl.
ASG 29
Peter Hartmann,
Austria 18m
ASG 29
Sebastian Eder,
Austria Open class
Rolf Friedli,
Switzerland 18m
ASG 29
Göran Ax,
Sweden Open class
ASH 31 Mi
John Seymour,
USA Sports class
ASG 29
Garret Willat,
USA Club class
ASW 20
Ulrik Sorensen,
Denmark 18m
ASH 26 E
Johnny Jensen,
Denmark 15m
ASW 27 B
Steven Raimond,
Netherlands Combi
ASW 27
Stefan Telkamp,
Netherlands Club
ASW 19

Australian Nationals 2013

Tom Claffey: 158,9 km/h cutting speed with the ASG 29 on the last competition day

Once again three ASG 29-pilots on the podium!

Thanks to a tremendous recovery and a cutting speed of almost 159 km/h over a distance of 339 km on the last day, Tom Claffey became new Australian champion in his ASG 29. Before it on seven days the Danish guest pilot Arne Boye-Möller was on the top. At the end he finished third. John Buchanan, also a ASG 29-Pilot , became new Australian vice champion.
The results of the 18m class took into the results of the Open class. In this class, Claffey, Buchanan and Boye-Möller were also the winners.

More information here...

Bailleau 2013

Photos: International Amical Bailleau
Three (four) ASG 29 pilots on the podium!

The Belgian Oliver Sevrin placed 1st in France at the International Amical Bailleau 2013 in the Open class. His fellow countryman Gilbert Mellet followed behind him on the 2nd place. The team pilots Gundula Goeke and Karl Scholz (D) placed 3rd.

In the class "Amical" the Belgian team Thomas and Philippe Leduc, placed 2nd in their ASW 24

More information here...

Coppa Internazionale del Mediterraneo 2013

In Rieti too, ASG 29-pilots on the podium!

Peter Hartmann (AT) wins the 18m class. After nine competition days (five times he was the daily winner, three times he placed 2nd and once 3rd) he wins with a large distance.

In the 15m class the winner was Leigh Wells (GB). Riccardo Brigliadori (I) placed 3rd.

More information here...

At the following Coppa Citta di Rieti 2013, Peter Hartmann has also won in his ASG 29.

More information here...

German Nationals 2013 in Mengen

Yves Jeanmotte (B) wins the 18m class in his ASG 29

      Robert Schröder became new
      German Champion

Many successful AS pilots at the German Nationals 2013 in Mengen. Eight ASG 29 among the top ten.

Look at the gallery of all AS pilots...

older contest results

Here you can find older results and competition reports which are removed from the main page