Slingsby T53B/C Phoenix
APSS currently owns a glider which is available for flights by APSS members. It
is based at Portmoak.
The links to the left should provide more information about the aircraft, its history, its restoration and images while with APSS.
Wing Area: 194 sq. ft.
Aspect tare: 15.9
Length: 25 ft. 8 ins.
Tare Weight: 780 lbs.
Flying Max.: 1160 lbs.
Wing Loading: 6 lbs./sq. ft.
Glide ratio: 29 : 1
Stall: 33 knts.
Vne: 123 knts. (design speed limit for airframe in still air)
Approach Speed: 50 knts. for one up
The APSS is a registered charity
in Scotland, charity No. SC033307