Kindly invite all our Friends, Customers and gliding enthusiasts to visit us during the Aero 2019 at Friedrichshafen, Germany. Find our booth at the entry to Hall A1, especially dedicated for gliders and gliding - follow the SZD logo.
With regard to infrastructure investments to be made by us and the Silesian Voivodeship (rebuilding of Cieszynska street), please be informed as all the stationary phones as specified on our website as well as in our publications are to be switched off and not available any longer.
Kindly apologize for all inconveniences.
Your Allstar Team
In the beginning of March the group of 20 airworthiness inspectors from polish CAA (ULC) took part in the type training for SZD‑54-2 "Perkoz", conducted by Allstar PZL Glider. These 2 days of intensive lectures and related workshops were also a good opportunity for open discussion with regard to many of important safety issues, concerning maintenance, pre- and postflight inspectors and unscheduled service for sailplanes. The course, based on CAA approved Program, was based on ATA‑104 guidelines "General Familiarization" Level 1 (Basic Familiarization) with elements of Level 3 (Line and Base Maintenance).
Many thanks for all Inspectors for their engagement, interest and valuable feedback.
See you during annual inspections at fields!
See the new Perkoz at Essex and Suffolk G.C., the club well known from being a Junior Gliding Centre.
Go for gliding to Wormingford Airfield, Anglia's Premier Gliding Centre, to see, check and test yourself in the air.
The newly built SZD‑54-2 with serial number #24, has been purchased via our european distributor - Aviontech GmbH in Hannover.
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: front electric sustainer 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.
Your Allstar PZL Glider Team
Following EASA' announcement, we are republishing the Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2018‑0237-E with regard to flight safety for SZD‑54-2 "Perkoz".
The AD may be copied directly from here:
or found onto EASA website, after typing "SZD"
Please also note the info about connected Service Letter SIL‑003/SZD/2018, published by us in October 5th 2018:
The Perkoz’s family is growing! The youngest one, number 23rd, has just made her maiden flight at EPBA airfield and in a few next days will be shipped to France.
Her home will be Cherence airfield, located 50 km N‑W from Paris, in the valley of Seine river – that flows northward touching the field, and than into the English Channel.
Beautiful landscape, nature and breathtaking views onto white rocks on the river’s side - so well known from the famous impressionists paintings.
Wishing to our French Friends only happy landings, we really hope to visit Cherence again.
S/N 23 - youngest Perkoz baby for Association Aéronautique du Val D'oise during tests
After successful tests in flight (PIC Mariusz Stajewski & Michal Ombach)
Valley of Seine river seen from demo Perkoz in 2017
Our demonstrator over Cherence airfield in 2017
Please be informed as based on the occurence reported by SZD‑54-2' User, we have decided to publish the Service Information Letter - follow the link SIL‑003/SZD/2018
Please expect related Airworthiness Directive (AD), to be issued by CAA soon.
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.
Till the next!
Perkoz on aviation picnic at the Bielsko‑Biała
This is a great pleasure to inform you about the next, new SZD‑59-1 “Acro 2”, just joining to the family of this extraordinary fully‑aerobatic sailplanes.
“Acro 2”, seriously modified and improved, is currently the only one continuously‑produced singleseater approved for unlimited manoeuvres.
Aeroclub Gelnhausen, located nearby Frankfurt, Germany, has just received it is new toy.
Have fun and fly safely!
SZD‑59-1 Acro 2
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
The new revision of Service Bulletin BE‑002/54‑2/2017 A for SZD‑54-2 "Perkoz" is now available.
Please refer to SB‑002/54‑2/2017 A