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  Glider Display Sheets have produced by Australian Gliding Museum Archivist, Bernard Duckworth.  These sheets are a valuable resource and have bee [ ... ]


T31b “TANDEM TUTOR”

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  Drawing by Martin Simons     T31b “TANDEM TUTOR” VH-GDB - Glider Display Sheet The picture was taken immediatly af [ ... ]


Northrop Primary

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Drawing by Martin Simons NORTHROP PRIMARY(ZOGLING) Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australi [ ... ]


ES 50 “CLUB TWO SEATER”

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Drawing by Martin Simons ES50 CLUB “TWO-SEATER” Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manu [ ... ]


Lessing Glider

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THE LESSING GLIDER Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Kurt Lessing  [ ... ]


Flying Plank

FLYING PLANK Donated by: Phyllis Cameron estate Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Al Backstrom  [ ... ]


LO 150

LO 150 VH-GUC Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Germany Designer: A. Vogt Constru [ ... ]


Coogee

COOGEE VH-GFD Donated by: C. Curtis/G. Downs estate. Country of Origin - Design: Australia Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer:  [ ... ]


Skylark 4

SKYLARK 4 Donated by: Jenny Dutton Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: England Designer: Slingsby staff Constr [ ... ]


Schweizer TG3a

SCHWEIZER TG3a VH GDL Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: USA Designer: Schweizer Bros. Cons [ ... ]


Schreder HP-14T

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Drawing by Martin Simons HP 14T VH-GIB Donated by: Warren Mayfield Country of Origin - Design: Design: USA Country of Origin - Manufacture: [ ... ]


Hutter H17

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HUTTER H17 VH-GQM Donated by:  Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture:Australia Designer: Ulrich H [ ... ]


Rhon Ranger

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RHÖN RANGER
Donated by: Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Not known Constructor: Hain (J [ ... ]


Olympia

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Drawing by Martin Simons OLYMPIA VH-GHR Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: Germany Country of Origin - Manufacture: England  [ ... ]


Slingsby T35 Austral

T35 AUSTRAL VH-GFX Donated by: Bill Riley Country of Origin - Design: England Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia Designer: Slingsby staff  [ ... ]


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Olympia

Drawing by Martin Simons

OLYMPIA VH-GHR

Donated by: Bill Riley

Country of Origin - Design: Germany

Country of Origin - Manufacture: England

Designer: Hans Jacobs

Constructor: Elliots of NewburyYear of Manufacture: Late 1940's

The Olympia is a classic glider. Originally called the Meise (mouse), Jacobs produced this design for a one design contest to be held in the 1940 Olympic Games hence the name Olympia. The games were not held due to WWII but plans of the Olympia were circulated to various countries.

After the war, Elliots of Newbury produced many of this type and also used it as a platform to develop new types.

This example was imported to Australia by Dave Darbyshire and others early in the 1950's. They bought the glider in a "damaged condition" however they did not expect that the packers in England would further damage it by sawing off pieces of wing to make it fit in the crate!

Before his untimely death Dave had done much work to restore this glider and apart from a paint job and a canopy it is complete and ready to fly.
Olympia