Man flies glider plane first introduced in 1938

pilotk92Published: October 9, 2014Updated: October 10, 2014339,002 viewsVirality: 1%
Published: October 9, 2014Updated: October 10, 2014

Incredible onboard flight footage from a Schulgleiter "SG38" single-seat primary glider, filmed at Eutingen Airport in Germany. The glider was first introduced in 1938, and was designed to be a training aircraft for basic flight exercises.
The Schulgleiter SG-38 (in English it means “School glider”) is a high-wing, cable-braced, single-seat primary glider that was first built in Grunau, Germany in 1938, hence the designation. The usual launch method was to be dragged with a rope down a sloped hill and since it was a training vessel for solo flights, it was made to be easy to fly.

The footage shows a daredevil, equipped with a GoPro camera in one hand and the “control”, if you can even call it that, in the other, gliding with a replica of the “Hitler Youth Glider” above the German countryside.

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