What We Fly
We operate a variety of FAA-certified sailplanes.
PFSAG operates a Cessna 150 single-engine airplane for towing sailplanes into the air. The airplane is equipped with a short takeoff and landing (STOL) kit for improved performance on shortened runways.
PFSAG operates one Schweizer 2-33A sailplane which is a metal/Ceconite fabric two-place trainer sailplane. The 2-33A is a solid, proven sailplane used for primary flight instruction.
For those who are members of the Civil Air Patrol, one additional Schweizer 2-33A sailplane is available.
PFSAG also operates one Schweizer 1-26C sailplane which is a metal/Ceconite fabric single-place intermediate type sailplane. The 1-26C is a solid, proven sailplane used for student solo as well as cross-country flights.
Schweizer 2-33A Performance:
- L/D max. 23:1 @ 72 kph / 39 kt / 45 mph
- Min. sink 0.85 m/s / 2.8 fps / 1.66 kt @ 64 kph / 35 kt / 40 mph
In still air, the Schweizer 2-33A sailplane can glide for 23 miles from 5280 feet up, or take 31 minutes to descend from that altitude before landing.
Schweizer 1-26C Performance:
- L/D max. 23:1 @ 77 kph / 42 kt / 48 mph
- Min. sink 0.79 m/s / 2.6 fps / 1.54 kt @ 61 kph / 33 kt / 38 mph
In still air, the Schweizer 1-26C sailplane can glide for 23 miles from 5280 feet up, or take 34 minutes to descend from that altitude before landing.
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