OUR FLEET

The CCSC occupies a fleet of well-maintained twin-seat trainer and single-seat aircraft available for members and visitors to fly. 

 
 
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PZL PW-6U

The PW6 glider is easy to fly, advanced twin-seat trainer. The aircraft provides great handling characteristics and is used for ab initio training and also used for cross country training. The PW6 is a great stepping stone for flying single-seat gliders, it is also great for pilots transitioning to the single-seat version of the PW6, the PW5.  

General characteristics
  • Crew: Two

  • Length: 7.85 m (25 ft 9 in)

  • Wingspan: 16.00 m (52 ft 6 in)

  • Height: 2.44 m (8 ft 0 in)

  • Wing area: 15.3 m2 (164 ft2)

  • Aspect ratio: 16.8

  • Empty weight: ca. 360 kg (790 lb)

  • Gross weight: 546 kg (1,200 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)

  • Maximum glide ratio: 34

  • Rate of sink: 0.75 m/s (147 ft/min)

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PZL KR-03A Puchatek

The robust and reliable PZL KR-03A ''Puchatek'' which translates to ''Pooh Bear'' is CCSC primary basic trainer. This glider has excellent visibility and is very forgiving in it's flying characteristics. The Puchatek will really teach you to master your stick and rudder skills. CCSC currently owns two Puchateks, VH-KRF and VH-GKD.

General characteristics
  • Crew: one

  • Capacity: one passenger

  • Wingspan: 16.4 m (53 ft 10 in)

  • Wing area: 19.44 m2 (209.3 sq ft)

  • Airfoil: Wortmann FX S-02-158

  • Empty weight: 350 kg (772 lb)

  • Gross weight: 540 kg (1,190 lb)

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 198 km/h (123 mph, 107 kn)

  • g limits: +5.3/-2.65

  • Maximum glide ratio: 27:1 at 88 km/h (55 mph)

  • Rate of sink: 0.78 m/s (154 ft/min)

  • Wing loading: 27.78 kg/m2 (5.69 lb/sq ft)

PILATUS B4

The sturdy Pilatus B4. The Pilatus B4 is capable of carrying out advanced aerobatics pulling close to +7G and -4G. The Pilatus is also capable of carrying out basic cross country flying and local soaring. This freshly refurbished Pilatus B4 will be the first single-seater a student will transition into. The Pilatus is owned by a club syndicate of members, "put online" to the club for suitably qualified members to fly.  

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PW-5 "SMYK"  

Light and a joy to fly.

The PW5 glider is very easy to fly and is capable of carrying out silver C, cross country triangle, and local soaring. Like it's big brother the "PW6" the pw5 is very similar in it's handling characteristics which makes the transition from the PW6 to the PW5 very easy. The PW5 can be used for beginner single-seater pilots and beyond. This aircraft is privately owned but is generously put ‘’on line’’ to the club for approved members to fly.

PZL PW-5 "SMYK"

 Light and a joy to fly. The PW5 glider is very easy to fly and is capable of carrying out silver C, cross country triangle, and local soaring. Like it's big brother the "PW6" the pw5 is very similar in its handling characteristics which makes the transition from the PW6 to the PW5 very easy. The PW5 can be used for beginner single-seater pilots and beyond. This aircraft is privately owned but is put ‘’on line’’ to the club for approved members to fly.

GROB G102 ASTIR CS

A comfortable and stable aircraft. The Grob Astir CS will be the next single-seater a pilot will fly. The Astir has a retractable undercarriage and can carry out long-distance cross country flying.

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HK36 Super Dimona

The Super Dimona is what is known as a "Touring Motor Glider". It can be used for glider training, both basic and more advanced cross country training ,as well as providing more advanced training such as access to controlled airspace with suitably qualified instructors.

It has a sinmilar glide performance to the Puchatek two seaters used for training but being much heavier requires stronger thermals to enable it to gain height without the use of the engine.

This is a privately owned glider available for instruction and Air Experience Flights in the club.

General characteristics

  • 2 seater

  • Wingspan: 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in)

  • Wing area: 15.24 m2 (164.0 sq ft)

  • Aspect ratio: 16.8:1

  • Airfoil: Wortmann FX 63-137

  • Empty weight: 497 kg (1,096 lb)

  • Gross weight: 770 kg (1,698 lb)

  • Fuel capacity: 80 liters (18 imp gal; 21 U.S. gal)

  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hoffmann HO-V 62-R/L 160 T, three position, fully feathering

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 182 km/h (113 mph, 98 kn)

  • Never exceed speed: 275 km/h (171 mph, 148 kn) sea level to 6000 feet

  • Range: 1,090 km (680 mi, 590 nmi)

  • Maximum glide ratio: 27:1 at 105 km/h (65 mph)

  • Rate of sink: 0.91 m/s (179 ft/min) at 79 km/h (49 mph) 

  • Wing loading: 48.56 kg/m2 (9.95 lb/sq ft)

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