2020 Jan.

The AS 33 flies

The new 18m sailpane makes its first flight at Huhnrain

While in large parts of Germany the weather was cloudy and somewhat gloomy, St. Peter provided a sunny window over the Rhön for the first AS 33 flight.  But it wasn’t just the sun which shone brightly – but the faces of everyone present were equally bright with joy about the highly successful event.

At around 11:30 a.m. local time the AS 33 lifted off for the first time. Company head Uli Kremer was at the controls and he thoroughly checked everything out including the retriever motor with the electric starter.

Three additional flights were possible before the pilots and spectators retired happily to the airport hut for a small meal, away from the still quite cold temperatures.

For now, here is a small collection of photos taken today (23 January 2020) on this occasion.

Photos: Manfred Münch