LET L-13 Blanik

From the then ČSSR our LET L-13 Blanik comes, affectionately also called “Blechnik”. This nickname is due to its construction, because this double-seater is completely made of aluminum. This is not the case at least in the world of gliders, and is therefore very special. Nevertheless, the Blanik is the world’s largest glider with the largest number of built machines in total and flies in Germany and also in the Czech Republic and Russia. We use the Blanik for initial flight training, because of its easy handling and in the colder season also for wave flying.

Registration D-9196
Manufacturer Let Kunovice (Czech Republic)
Year of production 1966
Empty weight 315 kg
Spanwidth 16,20 m
Wing area 19,10 m²
best gliding ratio 28 (at 90 km/h)
lowest sink rate 0,82 m/s (at 72 km/h)
min. air speed 55 km/h
max. air speed 253 km/h

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