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)