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2021 Jun.

The AS 34 Me and AS 33 win the Innovations Award 2021.

more then 58 % of the readers voted for one of our gliders.

It’s that time again, the Aerokurier honors the best innovations of the year. This time, though, not as usual at the Aero in Friedrichshafen, but only in writing and pictures. However, this is not less reason for joy, because we could reach the places 1 and 2 in the readers’ choice. A total of over 58% of the readers voted for one of our aircraft.

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2021 Jun.

The AS 33 wins three competitions in a row!

After the victory in Austria, the AS 33 also shows its class in Poland and Finland.

After the AS 33 flew the first 1000 km flight and the first 1000 km triangle with Christian Mäx and won the first competition in the 15 m variant with Guido Achleitner, it remains on the road of success.

We could celebrate two victories at the weekend. In Poland there was a thriller lasting 8 days, which was decided on the last day. In Finland, Petri Sucksdorff let the AS 33 off the leash and was able to regain the lead shortly before the end.

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2021 Jun.

Guido Achleitner wins the austrian national championship in the AS 33 Es!

In the mixed class, he came out on top with the 15m version of the AS 33.

From 29 May – 5 June the Austrian National Championships took place in St. Johann. There we were able to celebrate two podium finishes in the “mixed” class, which consists of standard and 15 m class.

Guido Achleitner won with the 15 m version of the AS 33 Es, while Werner Amann finished in a very good third place on his ASG 29. We sat down with Guido and created a little interview for you to give you some insight into this championship.

Congratulations to both pilots for this great performance! And Guido of course to the championship title!

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2021 May.

The AS 33 smashes the 1000km mark for the first time!

Christian Mäx Interview about his flight.

The weather on 22.05. promised a lot, but the high wind speeds scared off for the time being.
Christian Mäx, however, saw the potential in the weather. He has the perfect aircraft for this at his disposal, the AS 33 Es.
We did an interview with him for you and asked for feedback on our new 18m flagship.

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2021 Feb.

Obituary of Hans Werner Grosse

There is hardly a glider pilot in Germany who has never heard of him. Hans Werner’s records left their mark on many glider pilots. And he himself supported his passion, gliding, with all his might. Hans Werner was a fellow aviator and more importantly a friend. Over two decades he achieved one world record after another on our gliders. learn more

2021 Feb.

Brad & Bill Edwards Australian champion

130 km/h average speed with the ASG 32 Mi

Bill & Brad Edwards

Bill & Brad Edwards

Brad Edwards was able to repeat his success with the ASG 32 Mi from last year at the Australian double-seater championships in 2021 and once again became Australian champion. This time with his brother Bill Edwards as co-pilot.

Already on the second day of the competition in Narromine, the two took the lead of the field and did not let the lead be taken away until the end. On the seventh and last day of the competition, they were able to set a very special signal once again with an average speed of almost 130 km/h over a distance of 396 km.

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2020 Dec.

The AS 33 will become an Electric Self-launcher!

Our new 18m sailplane will be equipped with an electric propulsion system with the type designation AS 33 Me.

In the meantime, with the ASG 32 El “turbo” system and the self-launching AS 34 Me we already have two electrical propulsion systems in or close to series production.  At the same time, the interest among soaring pilots for electric flying is continuously increasing. Simple operation and reduced maintenance requirements are powerful arguments in this regard.

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2020 Oct.

AS 33 Es receives EASA Certification

Intensive Flight Testing

With great pleasure have we received the news that the EASA has certified the AS 33 Es, our new 18m sailplane only 9 months after its first flight on 23 January 2020.  The certification was given as part of the latest issue of CS-22 (Amendment 2, 05 March 2009).  With this the AS 33 Es complies with the current European technical and safety requirements.

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