I will start with the first glider I have ever flown, the ASK 21. Built in 1984, it is in great condition for a 30+ year-old glider. It is a two-seater with instructor in the back and student up front and is of fiberglass construction. It has an extremely small cockpit, but like most gliders, a huge wing span. It has five wheels, one under the tail, one under the fuselage, a nose wheel, and one on each wingtip. This glider is quite special as it was used at the USAF Academy and that means that when you climb in, you're sitting where fighter pilots, or at least fighter pilots in training have sat. And they say that the view is just the same as from an F-16. But you can't climb straight up, and in my own observation, there are a lot less buttons and LCD screens.
|view of a F-16 cockpit familiarization trainer or something like that|
|ASK 21 being readied to be towed to the runway|