Sailplanes are Fun!!
(Get High, and Stay High!!)
My PIK30 "17 Meter" Sailplane
Made in France, (1985) S.N. 716. This Glider has a retractable Rotax 505 engine hidden in the fuselage behind the canopy for self launching. Glide ratio is 45:1, and has full length flaps.
Taking off into a Taos N.M. Summer Storm
The Strongest Flight of my carreer!! (3,000' per minute climb!!)
Flying My Grob 2-Place in Uvalde, Tx.
I was flying rides at the "World Soaring Championships" in 1991
This Ship was the 1990 "National Glider Aerobatics" Champion!!
James R. Mosher