2020 Apr.

Production and Maintenance divisions continue to operate despite the Corona crisis

Many safety measures for our employees

In recent weeks we have been primarily occupied with putting in place the required safety measures for the protection of our employees as a result of the Corona crises. Up to now we are not aware of any Corona cases in our area so that we are confident about continuing to carry out our normal business activities. learn more

2020 Feb.

Bruce Taylor and Brad Edwards Australian Champion in the ASG 32 Mi

Five Competition Days in Narromine

We sincerely congratulate Bruce Taylor and Brad Edwards for winning the 2020 Australian Two Seat Nationals in the ASG 32 Mi.

Bruce Taylor has written some lines to us about it:

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2020 Feb.

AS 33 – Maiden-Flight-Video

Moving images from the premiere of our new 18m sailplane

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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.

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2019 Dec.

AS 33 – Maiden Flight is within reach

First photo shooting with the complete aircraft

In the last few weeks there wasn’t so much news about our new AS 33. The reason for this was the ground vibration test, which was performed successfully by an external institution in the last three weeks.

Besides the wing load test, which we already passed last spring, the ground vibration test is one of the most important tests on the way to the EASA certification.

It is very important for us to offer our customers a glider, which can achieve the final EASA certification as soon as possible after the maiden flight. That is why we decided to pass this important but also time-consuming test before the eagerly awaited maiden flight of our brand new AS 33.

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2019 Dec.

ASW 28 B – Club Sailplane and much more

Update of the popular Standard Class Aircraft

An uncomplicated single seater in which everyone feels at home immediately, with outstanding flying performance and the well-known Schleicher safety features.  That’s everyone’s image of the ideal club aircraft. Exactly these conditions are met by the ASW 28 B.

A flying student coming, for example, from the ASK 21 will quickly become friends with the ASW 28 B and be motivated to make the first longer cross-country flights. The ASW 28 B will be a valued companion up to the first competitions and beyond. learn more

2019 Nov.

Austro Engine extends service intervals of rotary engines

Injection valve, fan belt and coolant – new engine manual

In the most recent issue of the Engine Manual of our selflauncher rotary engines AE50R and IAE50R-AA, the manufacturer Austro Engine has extended some service intervals.

In future, the fan belt and the injection valve must be replaced only every 10 years. The replacement interval of the coolant is also extended.

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2019 Nov.

“Sometimes I would like to sit in Front”

Holger Weitzel flies ASG 32 Mi and ASH 31 Mi

People who know Holger Weitzel are aware that he is significantly taller (2.06m or 6’ 9”) than average. However, that doesn’t prevent him from enjoying his dearest hobby, ideally over the whole year.

During the summer, the passionate aero photographer makes long cross-country flights with his ASH 31 Mi. As with his previous sailplane, an ASH 26 E, he has made a number of cockpit modifications so that he can make longer flights in comfort. learn more

2019 Oct.

An ASW 12 is Brought Back to Life

Hans-Peter Elkmann Fulfills a Dream from his Youth

Even after 52 years it’s not too late to fulfill a dream. Hans-Peter Elkmann did just that with the purchase of a “legendary” ASW 12. Recently, he sent us a few emotional words about this event which we are happy to publish here. Also, as the manufacturer, we are naturally especially happy about such a nice story and that the ASW 12, a milestone in the company’s history, continues to draw its circles in the sky. learn more

2019 Oct.

Successes at the US Championships

National and Regional Contests near Season’s End

left picture: Chip Bearden (24), Tom Holloran, Henry Nixon (28)<br>right picture: Dan Reagan (31), Mike Smith (27), Peter Scarpelli (29)

left picture: Chip Bearden (24), Tom Holloran, Henry Nixon (28)
right picture: Dan Reagan (31), Mike Smith (27), Peter Scarpelli (29)

US soaring competitions stretched all the way into October this year.  Again, Schleicher pilots were able to achieve outstanding results.

At the US Nationals in Waynesville, Ohio, Chip Bearden (ASW 24) came second just in front of Henry Nixon (ASW 28). In the Sports class the podium was completely occupied by Schleicher pilots: Mike Smith (ASW 27) became US champion, followed by Peter Scarpelli (ASG 29) and Dan Reagan (ASH 31 Mi).

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