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The Glider: Schweizer 2-33
The Schweizer 2-33 is a conventional two-place “tandem intermediate training” glider manufactured by Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Elmira, New York.
Its construction is all metal with a fabric cover on the fuselage and tail surfaces. It has a one-piece canopy for increased visibility. The wings are tapered in the outboard section and have spoilers/dive rakes incorporated.
Overall dimensions and characteristics:
Length: 25 feet 9 inches
Span: 51 feet
Height: 9 feet 3-1/2 inches
Wing Area: 219.48 sq. feet
Basic Weight: 600 lbs (Some gliders may be heavier due to equipment additions)
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - unknown.
Twice a year, our squadron has the opportunity to attend the Netook Gliding Centre.
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