1965 Schleicher KA6e Glider
The KA6e was first built in Germany by Alexander Schleicher. An improved version of the Ka5 first built in the fifties; this airplane has remained popular as a great performing vintage sailplane.
The KA6e was the epitome of sailplanes constructed entirely of wood. Many people mistake it for a fiber–glas or composite – type aircraft, which is now the standard.
Construction – Wood
Wingspan – 49’
Stall Speed – 37 mph
Glide ratio – 34 to 1
Interesting Facts – Only 394 of these were produced.
Gift of George Mollison.