About the Bowlus BA - 100

The kit-built Baby Albatross was one of the most popular sailplanes of the pre-World War II era. William Hawley Bowlus designed and built these gliders at his shop in San Femando, Califomia. Hawley was also the chief engineer during the building of the “Spirit of St. Louis”, Charles Lindbergh’s airplane. Nearly 100 of these aircraft were built in the 1930’s.

Gift of Jerry and Peggy Thuotte.

Wing span  44' 6"
Empty weight  300 lbs
Stall speed  32 mph
Glide ratio 20 to 1