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Frequency in use:
123.4Mhz

 

GPS Co-ords

S29:48:31

E29:23:18

 

Altitude:

5300’ AMSL

 

Main Runway

14/32

 

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Drakensberg Soaring Club

The Drakensberg Soaring Club  is fortunate to have two lovely 2-seater gliders. The gliders are available for use by mall club members for training and check flights. The primary trainer is the venerable Schleicher ASK-13. This wood, metal and fabric glider was first built in 1966 and has since been a preferred choice for ab-initio training in hundreds of gliding clubs the world over. The stall and spin characteristics of this glider as well as the simple, strong construction allow it to handle all aspects of training, including the odd hard landing. The club also owns a Grob G103 Twin Astir. “The Twin” as it is referred to in the club, is used for more advanced training, passenger rides, and cross-country flying. This variant of the G103 has a fixed undercarriage.

Club Gliders

ASK-13 General characteristics*

 

Performance*

 

*These are generally quoted figures, actual figures may  vary
 

 

G103 General characteristics*

 

Performance*

 

*These are generally quoted figures, actual figures may vary
 

 

Schleicher ASK-13

Grob G103 Twin Astir