Melbourne Gliding Club
Melbourne Gliding Club prides itself on providing one of Australia's best fleet of club-owned gliders. The club owns four twin-seat and two single-seat gliders, as well as two highly capable tug aircraft.
A pair of modern, high-performance DG Flugzeugbau DG-1000s are at the core of the club's training fleet. This means that all of our members are able to enjoy the best that gliding has to offer, from the instant that they step into a cockpit.
The Discus CS is the club's premier single-seat glider, and is available for solo pilots to fly after developing their skills in the club's SZD Junior.
The Discus is a capable cross-country machine, with excellent glide performance, a comfortable cockpit, and modern instrumentation. Thanks to its good maneuverability and sturdy construction, it is also capable of basic aerobatics.
Despite its high performance, the Discus is a safe and predictable aircraft, making it a favourite among the club's intermediate and advanced pilots alike.
|Schemp-Hirth Discus CS - Aircraft Data|
|Country of Manufacture:||Czech Republic||Registration:||VH-VCS|
|Manufactured:||2007||Empty Weight:||233 kg|
|Construction:||Fibreglass / Carbon Fibre||Wingspan:||15m|
|Best Glide Ratio:||45:1||G-Limits:|
+5.3 / -2.65
|Instrumentation:||LXNav S100||Maximum Speed:||250 kph / 135 kts|
|Member Rate:||$0.70 / Minute||Flight Manual:||Discus CS Flight Manual|