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Glider Display Sheets

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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  [ ... ]


Flying Plank PDF Print E-mail

FLYING PLANK

Donated by: Phyllis Cameron estate

Country of Origin - Design: USA

Country of Origin - Manufacture: Australia

Designer: Al Backstrom

Constructor: Cliff Brown

Year of Manufacture: 1957/58

The "plank" is one of a few flying wing gliders. There is not much known about these, except to say pilots of the "plank" were often more frightened by it than enthusiastic about it!

For many years this example was a gateway guardian at the late Ed McKeough's service station at Wangaratta. It then appeared hanging from the roof of one of the Gliding Club of Victoria's hangars at Benalla before being removed to John King's workshop at Swanpool.

Much restoration work has been performed by John King to bring the plank up to display condition only.