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Glide in Diana-2 SZD-56-2
Diana-1 SZD-56-1 over Tocumwal, Australia
watching better days... ??? ;)
Glider pilots like to be a bit lower and in different ship at days as this... ;)
Somewhere near Griffith (approx. 170 km North from Toc) where Cu finished.
Final glide - approx. 100 km NE from Tocumwal.
Going home - on jet engine. Very comfortable to fly - part in thermic but the rest not on natural power - so back home for a bier ;)
Caproni after landing "at home" - Tocumwal from flight somewhere to North. This day thermic continue to chaotic turbulence, not enjoyable flight.
Diana 2 SZD-56-2 VH-VHZ
"Specialny special: , as was written on prototype...
with "specialny" trailer from the some producer.
During put in to the trailer my arm was harmed. Haveing troubles till yet. Trully, you need "tam" for handling of this "lightness" glider in the World.
Instrument pannel of Jet Calif Caproni on the way back "home"
- to Tocumwal
approx. 150 km NNE from base
Tocumwal on the Murray River
With Lada and Jet Calif Caproni
With an eagel
Synchro on the glide...
Tilo's Ventus 2a above Tocumwal
Approx. 200 km North from Tocumwal - on the way to West Wyalong
Getting ready to go
Funn in Calif Capronnii with Wolf
shot from YouTube if not from me http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9yuZ3UBuNoQ&vq=large#t=217
with Lada before take-off in Jet Calif Caproni
shot from YouTube if not from me
....it looks as hot evening ;)
Sun is going down and to home still over 200 km...
Catching Sun ;)
Over typical Australian desert - approx. 300km North from Tocumwal somewhere near Ivanhoe
Tocumwal on The Murray River
Typical Australian desert - approx. 300km North from Tocumwal
With Lada in Jet Caproni
shot from YouTube if not from me
My father Lada doing job when I am trying to made shot for remembering... ;)
Lak-12on the paddock - characteristic landing place in Australia - paddock long way from home ;)
Lak-12 and tow plane Bellanca.
Retrieve from Jerilderie.
Lak-12 and tow plane Bellanca
at Jerilderie before morning retreive.
Air base Tocumwal with gliding traffic
above collapsed Sportavia...
Above Tocumwal with view to the North
Getting ready - dress as first...;)
NE from Tocumwal Air Base
Griffith with fires and with Lak-12 above horizont
Over Tocumwal air base
Flying in dust devil ;)
Chris Hosteller - owner of ASW-27 which I was renting few seasons.
(direction of water channel to Deni)
Diana 2 prototype during test flights with Mariusz Stajewski....
Originally with ballast on the tail (red piece which I deleted)
Not best calculation Mr. Beres from the start! Test pilot asked you for more ballast to tail - I was asking you on S/N 3 for more ballast in cockpit... Not sense, others were happy with your calculation, so you were surprised that I wasn't if you moved wings on "my" piece forward.
Not logic at all!
Nice looking - don't you think?
Picture of prototype of Diana 2 SZD-56-2 when we were dreaming of this "princess"...
Fulfieled dreams cant be stupid, time by time....
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How look dust storm....
Typical storm with visible ground effect - the change of the wind
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The rain is going down...
going for me with me ;)
Jerilderie above instrument pannel ;)
Here it is... Jerilderie air strip ;)
Wow! Tug is here!
A little air show for farmers ;)
Usual job of glider pilots flying without engine ;)
Changing of the wind till the morning.
Farmers were good crew for transport.
Thank you for all hospitality!!!!
After landing out....
= one of my biggest life mistakes...
Must be windy up there ;)
approx. 30 km East from Tocumwal
as was see via cockpit..
in Discus a "XX"
Starting farming in desert ;)
Hangar of Sportavia - Sportavia Soaring Centre
under Southern Cross.
Now we continue in club named
Southern Riverina Gliding Club ;)
- where you can find the best with Ingo Renner included ;)
Everyone who try must love gliding - not only because of views as this.... ;)
There there is Hay - somewhere behind dust and before other line of rain...
....better to wait... ;)
Wow, have to fly there... Via the line and turbulence to Hay airstrip... - My outlanding decission spot ;)
I prefere sillent days if this one looks not so "ruffian" as it was feel in cockpit ;)
Not worry... I am before outlanding. It was safe way this day...
Diana 2 SZD-56-2
What was possible to do by me with Diana 1
was impossible to do with Diana 2...
My flight in Diana 2 SZD-56-2 "BB" s/n 000
means producer's prototype advertised as only one prototype till s/n003 VH-VHZ case started...
After first producer's argue after in design and production faults were found in Australia by CASA engineer, he came with strategy that "Diana have a lot of successes, nobody have troule, all serial numbers are the some because it is serial production, made in the some workshop by the some people and the some technical control"...
he changed meaning with it that all Diana 2 products are "only" prototype, and have to be on customer's/pilot's responsibility... Why? Because all serial numbers are prototype and all serial numbers are "only EXPERIMENTAL category...
Isn't it smart? ;) He promissed EASA Certification before order, after order, before payment, after payment... Just non welcome policy of aviation producer :(
Ingo Renner with Lada (my father)
in Bocian at Tocumwal's
Souther Riverina Gliding Club
Glider in Tocumwal ;)
Bus at Tocumwal
One of first test flights with SZD-56-2 Diana 2 prototype BB
Ooops... not so much gliding one ;)
Blanik following Sportstar