WA1 – our glider

Soar like birds… Disability gliding at its best!

Steve (back) and a junior pilot
WA1 on finals

We are very proud of our two-seat glider, WA1 (G-OWAI). It’s a Schleicher ASK 21.

It’s a docile and robust glider, and is ideal for learning to glide.

A hand rudder can be quickly fitted for either seat, and it can fly with any combination of hand rudder and rudder pedals. This photo shows the one in the front seat.

The air brake is blue and is the furthest most control. It has detents so it can be secured whilst using the rudder.

The rudder is the white circular control in front of it, and the stick is nearest the camera.

The green trimmer is just showing at the bottom.

The red button on top of the stick is the Push To Talk for the radio.

Gliding with helpers

The canopies open fore and aft, so pilots can get in from either side.

With ballast weights even very light pilots can fly.

WA1 at Leuchars Airshow (2009)

We also have a trailer and when possible take it away to Cairngorm GC at Feshiebridge. We have also collected it from a number of fields, and had it on display at Leuchars. The trailer is in the background in this photo.

Some of our members enjoy flying so much they formed a syndicate and brought a single-seater.

Unsurprisingly it’s trigraph is WA2!

WA2, another adapted glider

Pooley’s Discount
Pooley's Logo
Donation from Pooleys, with Dave T and Colin
Donation from Pooleys, with Dave T and Colin

We are a Scottish Registered Charity, SC025350. We rely on the generosity of our sponsors and donors to make disability gliding available to all. If you can help, please visit our donations page.

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