News

2018 Feb.

FAA Type Certificate for the ASG 32 Mi

USA: 20m two-seater receives approval

As of 26 January 2018 the American Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has type approved the ASG 32 as well as the ASG 32 Mi self-launching version. learn more

2018 Feb.

Peter Temple also successful at the Australian Grand Prix 2018

ASG 29 pilots ranked first and second in Horsham

Peter Temple

Peter Temple

The distance from the Australian Nationals in Waikerie near Adelaide to the next competition site was not very long for Australian standards. The Australian Grand Prix in Horsham was the new destination – about 500 km away or roughly half the distance towards Melbourne. learn more

2018 Jan.

Australian Multiclass Nationals:
AS pilots win three classes

Peter Temple, Don Woodward and Team Percival & Potter new National Champions

Pilots in Schleicher sailplanes achieved excellent results at the 56th Australian Multiclass Nationals 2018 in Waikerie. learn more

2018 Jan.

Electro ASG 32 EI Type Certificated!

The first 20m two-seater with electric retriever engine

A few days ago the EASA sent us some good news: the electro ASG 32 EI has received its type certificate and thereby becomes the first 20m two-seater to be certified with an electric retriever engine.

This electro propulsion system is a completely new, independent design developed under our leadership by a consortium.  Therefore we are especially proud to be able to offer a forward-looking propulsion system which, because of its very low emission characteristics, is a very good match with our self-launching ASG 32 for use in soaring. learn more

2018 Jan.

Here we go again!

We wish everyone health, success and many beautiful flying adventures in 2018.

The staff and management of

Alexander Schleicher Segelflugzeugbau

2017 Dec.

Sebastian Kawa flies more than 800 kilometers in Ukraine

Wave flight in December with an ASH 25 Mi - Photo Gallery

While at this time of the year all pilots are looking at the soaring centers in Namibia, South America or Australia, Sebastian Kawa makes a flight with more than 800 km in Europe.

Following weeks of diplomatic negotiations he received permission to fly above the Gorgany Mountains in western Ukraine. After take-off at a small airfield in the Polish Bieszczady Mountains on 14 December 2017 with Jens Kroeger’s ASH 25 Mi, Sebastian and his copilot Piotr Bobula flew along the mountain range to the Romanian border. learn more

2017 Oct.

Mark Holliday and Tom Claffey new Champions

Championships in South Africa and Australia

Mark Holliday

Mark Holliday

While here in Europe the sailplanes gradually are mothballed, the gliding season is really getting started in the southern hemisphere.

Nevertheless the weather was somewhat restrained at the national championships in South Africa and Australia, so that only a few competition days could be carried out. AS pilots were able to achieve good placings, including two new national champions.

Mark Holliday placed first at the South African Nationals in the FAI 15m class in his ASW 27. With Wayne Schmidt (ASW 27, 2nd place) and Richard Bradley (ASW 27, 3rd place) the podium was complete. learn more

2017 Sep.

A new Company Brochure

Support by our suppliers

We would like to thank our suppliers cordially for their friendly support in preparing our new AS company brochure.

This brochure is also available in printed form.

 

At the same time a short video has been created, in which we introduce ourselves as a sailplane manufacturer.

2017 Aug.

European Champions with the ASG 32 Mi:
Sebastian Kawa and Christoph Matkowski

Polish team wins in Moravská Třebová, Czech Republic

Sebastian Kawa and Christoph Matkowski

Sebastian Kawa and Christoph Matkowski

After his success at the 2015 18m European Championships with an ASG 29, we would like to again congratulate Sebastian Kawa on becoming the 2017 European champion with a Schleicher sailplane. This time it was in the 20m two-seater class, together with Christoph Matkowski, the Schleicher representative in Poland. learn more

2017 Aug.

US 18m Nationals:
Bruce Taylor wins with an ASG 29

Jerzy Szemplinski and Dave Springford also on the podium

Eight competition days, four day wins, first place overall.  Those are Bruce Taylor’s exceptional results which allowed him to win the US 18m Nationals with the ASG 29.

Uvalde, Texas, offered weather conditions which permitted tasks of nearly 600 km.

Two other ASG 29 pilots, Jerzy Szemplinski and Dave Springford, also finished on the podium.

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