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 Schemp-Hirth Duo Discus is the most capable cross-country glider in the club, and the only one fitted with an engine.
While this doesn't mean that it can take off by itself, it does mean that the aircraft can make its way back to the airfield, regardless of the weather conditions.
Incredible flights have been completed in the club's Duo Discus, with many spanning hundreds of kilometres.
|Schemp-Hirth Duo Discus T - Aircraft Data|
|Country of Manufacture:||Germany||Registration:||VH-ZRD|
|Manufactured:||2006||Empty Weight:||480 kg|
|Construction:||Fibreglass / Carbon Fibre||Wingspan:||20 m|
|Best Glide Ratio:||46:1||G-Limits:|
+5.3 / -2.65
|Instrumentation:||LXNav S100||Maximum Speed:||250 kph / 135 kts|
|Member Rate:||$1.20 / Minute|