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For fun things to do and activities on the Isle of Wight why not try gliding at Bembridge

 

VECTIS GLIDING CLUB

PZL Bielsko SZD 30 Pirat

Specifications

Span 15.0 m./ 49.2 ft
Area 13.8 sq. m. / 148.6 sq.ft.
Aspect ratio 16.3
Airfoil Wortmann FX-61-168, root ;
Empty weight 260 kg. / 573 lb.
Payload 110 kg. / 243 lb.
Gross weight 370 kg. / 816 lb.
Wing loading 26.8 kg. / sq. m. / 5.49 lb. / sq. ft.
Structure fiberglass nose, otherwise wood 
Performance

L/D max. 33 82 kph / 44 kt / 51 mph
Min. sink 0.70 m/s / 2.3 fps /1.36 kt
74 kph / 40 kt / 46 mph
Other

Country of origin Poland
Designer Jerzy Smielkiewicz
No. of seats 1
No. built over 700
No. in the U.S. 1
The prototype Pirat first flew in 1966, a multi-purpose design intended to cover the spectrum from a basic single-place ship to a cloud flying and aerobatic sailplane. It has a three piece wing with upper and lower Schemp-Hirth type airbrakes and fixed main wheel.