Our new Twin Astir
By: Gene Hilsheimer - 10/11/10
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Ralph, Rus and Jody trekked out to Oregon last week to inspect and fly the Grob 103 that the club made an offer on to help us compensate for our two grounded Blanik L-13 Trainers.

I’m sure they will fill us in fully upon their return and we might even get them to pen a journal about their trip.

By all email reports - it looks as if we’ve got a new Grob 103 trainer and they will all be back here at home sometime this week. 

In the meantime, we’ve added some of the pictures they’ve sent us into our gallery…


General characteristics

  * Crew: One pilot
  * Capacity: 1 passenger
  * Length: 8.1 m (26 ft 7 in)
  * Wingspan: 17.5 m (57 ft 5 in)
  * Height: 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
  * Wing area: 17.9 m² (193 ft²)
  * Aspect ratio: 17.1
  * Empty weight: 390 kg (860 lb)
  * Gross weight: 620 kg (1,370 lb)

Performance

  * Maximum speed: 250 km/h (160 mph)
  * Maximum glide ratio: 38
  * Rate of sink: 0.6 m/s (120 ft/min)

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  • President: Emmett Moran
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  • Treasurer: Justin Gish
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Club Instructors:

Certified Flight Instructors - Glider (CFIG)
  • Dave Galloway
  • Roger Hinote
  • Rus Howard
  • Tom Johnson
  • Emmett Moran
  • Daniel Nezgoda
  • Carl Vimtrup
Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Dave Galloway
  • Carl Vimtrup