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Peter Cheney, a glider pilot and former hang glider appeared out of nowhere at our company door step. He had charm enough to convince us that we should show him our factory. He had made a report by Porsche, and it was just a stone’s throw away


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Many remarkably good flights have been made this year in Australia. We have chosen 4 flights here

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Records for Italian pilots with Quintus

A large efficiency of records could bring the Italian group of pilots from Bitterwasser home.


Margherita Acquaderni, Alberto Sironi and Mauro Brunazzo shared one Quintus together during their stay in Bitterwasser. They had wonderful flights and also flew 1...

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The two time world champion Susanne Schödel flew 4 world records at the end of 2013 over the Namibian Kalahari. Anja Kohlrausch had set a speed record over a 1000 km triangle distance on 30.12.2013 but this record was only one day old when Susanne Schödel set a better one.

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Guy Bechtold has become a Namibian soaring expert showing with each succeeding year, what is possible using the extraordinary conditions there. In his Quintus, Guy was able to claim 4 continental records flying out of Bitterwasser/Namibia this season.

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Its possible to fly with the “new small open class” with 23m span in the first ranks of the OLC score.

Guy Bechtold overtakes in a few days all pilots and he is at the moment on the third rank of the OLC champion score. We congratulate Guy to this successful flights.

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Here you find the info for your spare part order.



Click here for the 75 years Brochure:
Part1  Part2

Alternative oils to Castrol Super TT

A new NOAH-manual you will find under TM's & Service/Technical Support

Information (LBA in english) about the applications for the German regulations to maintain the airworthiness SIHP and to the individual IHP you will find here 

Generic documents, which are not assigned to a TN or an AD, you will find now on our homepage under the rubric TM's & Service/Downloads, AD's TN's (select glider type). Here you can download the appropriate installation instructions and revisions of the manuals for the transponder installation.



Here you can find the newest Information about technical Notes

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To the Photogallery:


Building a Sailplane. Here you find a film documentation (youtube)


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