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2017 Jun.

Katrin Senne is World Champion!

Fantastic Success for the German team in Zbraslavice

Father Klaus Keim with his happy World Champion

Father Klaus Keim with his happy World Champion

Exactly ten years after first becoming world champion, Katrin Senne repeated this terrific success, this time in the 18m class at the 2017 Women’s World Championships in Zbraslavice, Czech Republic.

It began slowly for the ASG 29 pilot.

But, after an eighth place on the first competition day, she continually moved up and first reached the podium with a win on the 5th competition day. learn more

2017 May.

Victories at the Hahnweide Competition 2017

Peter Millenaar and Steffen Schwarzer in first place

Steve Jones, Peter Millenaar, Christoph Nacke

Steve Jones, Peter Millenaar, Christoph Nacke

The weather gods meant well with the 2017 international Hahnweide Competition. Nearly every day flying was possible, which was not a certainty so far this season.

The ASG 29 pilot Peter Millenaar from the Netherlands won the 18m class after two daily wins and good placing on all the other days. learn more

2017 May.

John Gatfield wins FAI Grand Prix in Spain

Success for the ASG 29 Es pilot in Santa Cilia

After five competition days, Briton Jon Gatfield from Lasham was the overall winner of the Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix 2017 in Santa Cilia, which included many international pilots.

With good daily point placings on all days and a 1st place on the last competition day, the ASG 29 Es pilot placed 1st at the end, followed by Thomas Gostner and Friedolin Hauser.

More information: SGP Spain 2017

2017 May.

Jerzy Szempliski wins the US Grand Prix and Region 5 North Contest

Sean Fidler and Tom Kelley also on the podium with their ASG 29s - Perry: ASH 31 Mi pilots in front

ASG 29 pilot Jerzy Szemplinski has had a very successful start to the season.

To begin with the Canadian won the US Grand Prix in Orlando. Then, three weeks later, Jerzy again found himself right at the top of the podium at the US Region 5 North contest in the 18m class. learn more

2017 Apr.

90 Years Alexander Schleicher Segelflugzeugbau

Anniversary Brochure

Since 1927 Alexander Schleicher Segelflugzeugbau has manufactured safe and efficient sailplanes and motor-sailplanes handcrafted from the highest quality materials.

In our new 28 page brochure we would like to show clearly and vividly not only our current status but also provide some details about our production process.  This includes information about the people who design and build our aircraft, the extensive and elaborate manufacturing process required to produce sailplanes today and also that so far Schleicher has built over 9500 sailplanes and motor sailplanes for pilots around the world. learn more

2017 Apr.

Great interest at the 2017 Aero

A trend towards Electropropulsion

Again this year the Schleicher stand at the 2017 Aero in Friedrichshafen was consistently busy. A large number of visitors used the occasion to sit in one of the sailplanes on display or ask questions which were gladly answered by the AS Exhibition team.

With the 20m two-seaters ASG 32 Mi and ASG 32 EI, the 18m class ASG 29 Es and the compact open class sailplane ASH 31 Mi, interested pilots from within and outside of Germany had the most modern aircraft from our model range available to them.

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2017 Feb.

Service-Information by the Schroth company about restraint systems of acrobatic aircraft

Inadvertent release of an individual latch possible

The Schroth company informs in an Service Information Letter about possible problems with restraint systems, which can occur during acrobatics:

Schroth Service Information Letter SIL SSP-007

2017 Jan.

Good Placings in Benalla

European-type Weather at the World Gliding Championships in Australia

The participants in the 34th FAI World Gliding Championships looked forward to the competition with suspense since usually we connect Australia with outstanding soaring conditions. While sailplanes are usually in a deep sleep during our winters, Australia often provides potential record flying weather during its summer.  Unfortunately, this time the soaring conditions during the 14 day competition period were more comparable to those found in central Europe in the summer. learn more