How SZD gliders are made – picture story

Our gliders are produced in a modern production hall in Jasienica, south of Poland, 14 km from Bielsko-Biała.

They are made using classic polymer composites technology by experienced staff, many of whom are modellers, pilots or people involved in aviation for years.


Perkoz Autumn Tournee, September-October 2015

In September and October we presented our two-seater SZD-54-2 PERKOZ in European clubs. Our goal was to familiarize CFIs, instructors and glider pilots with SZD-54-2 PERKOZ during aerotow and winch launches, all levels of aerobatic flights and both thermal and cross-country flights.


AERO Friedrichshafen 2015 – short report

The biggest and most recognizable general aviation fair in Europe AERO Friedrichshafen this year gathered a record number of exhibitors. We have demonstrated our two gliders – multipurpose and fully aerobatic certified SZD-54-2 Perkoz and SZD-59 Acro.

Both of these airframes are well known to the gliding community, however fe people know that recently they have undergone a significant metamorphosis taking into account comments of our current users and new clients.

In Perkoz cabin ergonomis has been improved, a whole range of facilities for both pilots was introduced, of which the most important is a greater amount of space in the front seat, integrated rear instrument panel quipped with newest avionics, better soundproofing, new and functional mechanisms for closing and locking the cabin, as well as additional wings fitting and its securing, and many others.

Acro has got additional long wingtips (the certification process continues) expanding wing span to 17 m, improved aileron drive significantly reducing force on the ailerons as well as new comfortable and functional trim device on the stick.

SZD-54-2 Perkoz and SZD-59 Acro are the only multipurpose gliders, fully certified in aerobatic category. They are the result of the work of experienced SZD engineers and also reflect the growing needs of today's most ambitious pilots.

Clockwise: Uli Schwenk • discussion with Manfred Echter • discussion with Uli Schwenk • our friends from LSV Hayingen


Let's meet at AERO Friedrichshafen 2015

On April 15-18, we invite you to visit our stand number 520 at AERO Friedrichshafen 2015 in Hall A1. We will present a two-seater glider SZD-54-2 Perkoz and SZD-59 Acro.


Johan Gustafsson and SZD-59 Acro

In the August issue of the Italian magazine "Volo sportivo" an article about a young world champion aerobatic glider pilot, Johan Gustafsson,  was published.

Gustafsson his adventure with the aviation began as a child, accompanying his father on flights. At the age of 15 (as an exception to the requirement of completion of 16 years) he was admitted to the pilot training course, and soon after finishing it – on a basic course in aerobatics. 2009 was a year of his debut in aerobatics, while the years 2010 and 2014 earned him the title of world champion.

Although Gustafsson is a licensed airplane pilot, he emphasizes satisfaction that he derives from a glider flight. Johan appreciates the technical characteristics of SZD-59 Acro, allowing both for training and high aerobatic competition, as well as on soaring. With additional, removable tips with winglets and tank with capacity of 150 liters of water, SZD-59 Acro is a universal glider, that could easily compete with others in its category.

With an undeniable talent and a great glider Johan Gustafsson creates impressive aerobatic performances. The sequence of figures such as loop, snap roll, spin or tailslide, highlighted by red smoke is for sure a long memorable show.

Photo H_kan Brandt

Photo Johan Gustafsson

Photo Johan Gustafsson

Photo Johan Gustafsson

Photo Johan Gustafsson

Photo Johan Gustafsson

Photo Lennart Östlund



SZD-59 Acro success in Germany

Congratulations to all the participants flying SZD-59 ACRO success in German championships in Hayingen (22. Deutsche Meisterschaft im Segelkunstflug). Contest results: Advanced, Unlimited; photo gallery.

We wish all competitors best at the World Cup WAGAC 2014 in Toruń.

We also invite you to watch videos and photos from the presentation of our two-seater SZD-54-2 PERKOZ in Hayingen: >>click<<.