High Speed Glider Flight
Fly along with a fully loaded ASW27 high performance sailplane as it flies the mountains just east of Provo, Utah.
Route: Provo Peak -> Timpanogos
Duration: 25 min. 27 sec.
Video by: Bruno Vassel
A sailplane or glider is a type of glider aircraft used in the sport of gliding. Sailplanes are aerodynamically streamlined and are capable of soaring in rising air.
The ASW 27 is a 15 metre Class glider built of modern fibre reinforced composites, which first flew in 1995 and was certified in 1997. The manufacturer of the ASW 27 is Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. The ‘W’ indicates this is a design of the influential and prolific German designer Gerhard Waibel.