For all our Customers, asking or waiting for spare parts for SZD‑48-3 "Jantar Std.3", SZD‑50-3 "Puchacz", SZD‑51-1 "Junior", for which Allstar PZL Glider remains the Type Certificate Holder, we would like to explain ourselves and inform you about possible delays with part's providing.
Also, the technical support may be reduced / delayed because of our designers engagement into new key' projects: FES for SZD‑55 and long wing tips for SZD‑59.
To meet expectations of contracting parties for increasing amount of new SZD‑54-2 "Perkozes", SZD‑59-1 "Acros 2" as well as SZD‑55-1 (also with front electric sustainer), to raise quality and speed‑up the production, we have decided about Company's rearrangement.
So now, the gliders go back to SZD!
These significant changes, connected with moving of whole composites manufacturing from former subcontractor to SZD "motherland", are now taking place. The production is to be set‑up at Bielsko‑Biała Aleksandrowice airfield - like previously, beginning from 1946.
Keep your fingers crossed for this remarkable change! The official results we will publish soon, at Aero‑Expo 2019, Friedrichshafen.
The first days of stronger wind from the South have come. Can you imagine, the air masses are moving over the Europe even from Sahara desert?
Autumn has definitely begun, as there is no more place on the sky for cumulus clouds and connected thermal. Also, the yellow and orange leaves have started to fall down.
Yesterday, we were observing some rotor clouds rolling over Beskidy Mountains.
Flying high was possible…
As usually, our demo Perkoz is ready for take‑off, hopefully some tugs will be available.
The waves over Bielsko and surrounding areas may reach even 7.000 m above the airfield, so an oxygen is also on board.
SZD‑54-2 seems to be a dream for flying in rough air, because of its super strong airframe and high control’s effectivity. On high altitude, the fine flight characteristic (“flat” polar plot, glide ratio more than 40) allows to go easily upwind to look for undiscovered wave fields.
As annually, we were participating in the aviation picnic at the Bielsko‑Biala airfield. This year, with special dedication because of one hundredth anniversary of polish aviation.
Thousands of people, spectacular show and… heavy thunderstorms, both Saturday and Sunday – this is the shortest description of weekend passed.
Yes, we also flew with our “long‑wings” Perkoz, may say - on the edge of coming storm.
One of visiting aircraft was no lucky and with too many rain drops on it is heavy wings hit into the bushes at the East fence of the field. Fortunately, no injured people at all, but this blue beauty may find it is place now only at Aviation Museum in Krakow.
The autumn is definitely coming, cross‑country season is gone, but no worries – waves will appear soon, so we hope to fly high.
We are proud to inform, as the next, brand new SZD‑54-2 “Perkoz” has just appeared in UK.
This time, faraway North, in Aboyne - Scotland, where Deeside Gliding Club is located. Spectacular place, well known for all glider pilots, not only because of hilly landscape and heather’s fields but mostly due to unusual wave conditions.
We had a pleasure to be there and fly with our demonstrator a year ago.
With the best wishes of safe flying, we really hope to hear from Scotish/UK gliding community only the positive news about challenging flying with their Perkoz.
And do not brake your wings soon!
SZD‑54-2 Perkoz for Deeside G.C.
G‑CLVO over Bielsko during factory tests in flight
Demo Perkoz "13" on the wave over Aboyne, Scotland in 2017
Please be informed, as the next SZD‑54-2 "Perkoz" has just found his new home at North Hill, Devon & Somerset Gliding Club in UK / www.dsgc.co.uk
This exclusive version (3 types of wing tips!) will be flown in all aspects of training as well as advanced gliding (cross‑country, etc.). We hope, it will allow to DSGC Club' members to develop their skills in "harder" aerobatic as well.
The Perkoz in Devon is the third one in UK. You may admire also this spectacular beauty birds at Gransden Lodge, Cambride G.C. and at Saltby, Buckminster G.C.
The next one will come soon to Abone, Scotland, the place well known from its exceptional wave conditions. But this is not the end, next Perkozes have been ordered to UK!
Several of Perkozes are flying worldwide. In Europe: Poland (5), Germany (4), France (1), Romania (1), UK (3). Out of the continent - in Canada (3), Colombia (2) and soon - in Japan.
We wish our friends from Devon & Somerset G.C. lot of fun and unforgettable impressions. Fly safely!
(On the picture - our tour via UK in 2017, North Hill airfield from the air)