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2017 Aug.

Roman Mracek wins the Grand Prix in Slovakia

Lubor Kuvik places 2nd. - ASG 29 in front

Lubor Kuvik, Roman Mracek, Sebastian Nägel

Lubor Kuvik, Roman Mracek, Sebastian Nägel

A challenging and hot week is over for the pilots at the 2017 Slovak Grand Prix in Partizanske. Distances between 250 and 330 km were flown on the seven competition days. Only the last day turned out to be a rest day.

ASG 29 pilot Roman Mracek from the Czech Republic achieved a decisive victory with full points on two days and very good placings on the others. learn more

2017 Aug.

Alvaro De Orleans-Borbon and Pablo Vispe Sola are the new Spanish Champions

In the lead with the ASH 31 Mi and the ASW 24

Alvaro De Orleans-Borbon

Alvaro De Orleans-Borbon

Four day wins helped Alvaro De Orleans-Borbon and his ASH 31 Mi win the title in the Open class of the Spanish Championships at Lillo.

Two ASG 29 pilots, Anton Sibanec (a guest pilot from Slovenia) and Jorge Madrigal Revuelta, placed behind it (Revuelta on second place in the national scoring). learn more

2017 Aug.

Guido Achleitner is Austrian Champion with the ASG 32 Mi

Werner Amann and Friedrich Hofinger each win second place

Our Austrian representative, Guido Achleitner, was the happy winner at the 2017 Austrian National Championships at Mariazell. He was able to secure the overall Open class championhip with a win on the last competition day.  With two day wins and two second place finishes on previous competition days he got ever closer to Sebastian Eder. learn more

2017 Jul.

Christophe Abadie wins Grand Prix in France in his ASG 29 E

Aude Grangeray placed 2nd

Christophe Abadie

Christophe Abadie

Two victories on three competition days were enough for Christophe Abadie. With 20 points the ASG 29 E pilot was the winner of the French FAI Sailplane Grand Prix 2017 in Buno Bonnevaux.

Aude Grangeray (ASW 27), one of the two female participants, claimed the 2nd place with a steady performance and always placing in the top third. learn more

2017 Jun.

ASH 31 Mi – and ASG 29 – pilots win at the US-Nationals

Doug Jacobs and Sean Fidler US-Champions 2017

Jim Lee, Dick Butler, Doug Jacobs

Jim Lee, Dick Butler, Doug Jacobs

Even if the number of competition days was rather small, we can nevertheless congratulate the Schleicher pilots on their outstanding results at the US nationals in Cordele (GA).

Doug Jacobs wins the Open class in his ASH 31 Mi and becomes the new US champion. Second place went to Dick Butler in his Concordia. Sam Zimmermann (ASH 31 Mi) and Roger Buchanan (ASH 30 Mi) came 4th and 5th and were able to stay close to the leaders. Pete Alexander (ASG 32 Mi) placed 8th. learn more

2017 Jun.

ASG 29 pilots in France and Switzerland at the top

Denis Guerin (F) and Rolf Friedli (CH) are new national champions

Rolf Friedli in his ASG 29

Rolf Friedli in his ASG 29

Two ASG 29 pilots were again able to win the title of the national champion at two national competitions. learn more

2017 Jun.

Sikko Vermeer is the 2017 Dutch Champion

The ASG 29 Es pilot wins the 18m class in Terlet

Hadriaan van Nes, Sikko Vermeer, Jelmer Wassenaar

Hadriaan van Nes, Sikko Vermeer, Jelmer Wassenaar

We congratulate Sikko Vermeer who became the new Dutch 18m class champion at the „KLM Flight Academy Nationale Kampioenschappen“. He had consistently high daily placings, never coming lower than fourth. learn more

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