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Air gliding and Flying school Split Airport Sinj
 
 

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Our offer is based on whole-day trips for student pilots and their companions and it is adjusted to clients
We are in friendly relations with regional partners:
Air gliding schools from Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia
Aero club Split was formed in the year 1927. in Split, where since the very beginning it had its flying activities. During 1930s because of lack of space, it transforms its operations to 30km far Sinj, where it stays until the present day.
Aero club Split trough its history was merely based on educating young modelers, gliding pilots, sports pilots of engine jets and parachutes. The longest tradition of Aero Club Split is indeed in educating gliding pilot, whom in the longer development have archived good result. Aero club Split has possibility to educate pilots of gliders by pulling them on planes, or on the winch.
Quality of training is made on high professional rank where from year to year we are developing professionally, structurally as well as technically. Our system and educational plan is in accordance with laws of the European Union

Why Aero club Split?
Theoretical part is held in one of the prettiest towns in the Mediterian.
Quality and expertise of professors.
Flying top gliders.
Top jet for carrying gliders.
Possibility of teaching on winch.
Spaced and ideal Airport for education.
Huge experience of flying instructors.
Pleasant and dry climate.
Pleasant and friendly environment.

Because of the very favorable weather conditions and free airspace primary activity of the club is gliding. Many testify that this is the most beautiful form of flight when the pilot and glider merge in search of heights and distances using winds, mountain slopes and thermal air currents which in our region does not lack, indeed, Split and its surroundings abound Meteorological diversity that benefits all the techniques of aeronautical races .

Such flying or sailing without engine noise and with the sound of the wind, with the birds in the clouds in a beautiful landscape above the lake and the sea, is a challenge and enjoyment provided by gliding. Sailing or flights with gliders last on average for several hours and several hundred kilometers of overflight, which of course depends on the skill and knowledge of the pilot, but a lot about the daily weather conditions and the micro-climate region.
In addition to the pleasure sailing and there are sporting disciplines in competition gliding used for ranking competitors.

A simplified, it is a flyby few points / angle marked on the map where the flight each boat stored in the GPS device, after the landing of processed data and are ranked by time, speed or length of overflight depending on the given discipline is set to Day.

Cro open national gliding Cup is a regional competition that is organized at the airport every year and each year increased the quality and number of competitors. Also sailing camps and weekend visiting sailors from different European countries over a long period of sailing the annual club activities that contribute to the promotion and development of yachting, tourism and this region of the world as an attractive tourist and sports destination.
Who ever experienced or mastered flying boats remained indifferent and again he returns because of the indescribable feeling that gives this sport or in the words of
Leonardo da Vinci:
"Once you've felt flight,
you'll go underground eyes on the sky,
where have you been
and where you want to go "

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Instruments of training Professors
4 flying professors
3 expert lecturers

Air flee

3 school gliders for pilot training
Twin Astir II
Twin Astir I
K – 7


4 one seated gliders for advanced training
Topaz
wolf T
Standard Cyrus
Astir CS 77


3 aircraft for carrying gliders
American Champion Scout 8GCBC
American Champion Citabria 7GCBC
PA - 18 Super Cub


2 winches for pulling gliders
Hercules 3
Rool 4



Locations for training:
Airport Sinj (LDSS)
Classroom for theory – Split
Classroom for theory – Sinj

PROGRAMME OF TRAINING
Theoretical education
Theoretical education is held in two parts.
First one
is before the beginning of flying training and it is held in rooms of Aero club Split in Split,
and it lasts for :
40 teaching hours
5 working days
Second part of training
lasting for 45 hours is held on airport in Sinj
and it lasts 11 days.
That part of training is held parallel trough advancing the flying training.


Teaching subjects:
-Aerodynamics , Flight Mechanics
-meteorology
-Communications
-Regulations and aviation regulations
-Human Performance and Limitations
-Operating procedures during the flight of gliders
-Flight Planning & Performance sailing
-General knowledge of glider - construction and systems , equipment for emergency
-Flight Navigation of glider
-literature


Basic training

Basic training is held on Sinj airport LDSS.

The way of training is by being pulled by the airplane.

- Consists of 65 flights
(exercise according to program):
- 45 flight with professor (In normal condition) until first single flight
- 18 single flights
- Gliding - slopes , thermals with the teacher
- Plus the possibility of retraining with the winch for 15 flights




Progressive training

Progressive training is held a Sinj airport LDSS or in Livno LQLV.


Consists of:
- Conversion to single-seat
- 20 hours of solo-gliding flights
- Flight from glider
- Organization of taking the theoretical part by agency for civil aviation
- Organization of practical part by agency for civil aviation

Successful made progressive training implies process until you get sport license of glider pilot

Airplane for towing glider

A. American champion scout 8GCBC
General characteristics

• Crew: one pilot
• Capacity: one passenger
• Length: 23 ft 0 in (7 m)
• Wingspan: 36 ft 3 in (11 m)
• Height: 9 ft 8 in (2.9 m)
• Wing area: 180 ft² (16.7 m²)
• Airfoil: NACA 4412
• Empty weight: 1,400 lb (635 kg)
• Loaded weight: 2,150 lb (975 kg)
• Useful load: 750 lb (340 kg)
• Max. takeoff weight: 2,150 lb (975 kg)
• Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-360-C1G, 180 hp (134.2 kW)

B. Citabria 7GCBC

General characteristics

• Crew: one
• Capacity: one passenger
• Length: 22 ft 9 in (6.93 m)
• Wingspan: 33 ft 5 in (10.19 m)
• Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
• Wing area: 165 sq ft (15.3 m2)
• Aspect ratio: 6.8:1
• Airfoil: NACA 4412
• Empty weight: 1,110 lb (503 kg)
• Gross weight: 1,650 lb (748 kg)
• Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320-A2B four cylinder, four-stroke, horizontally opposed aircraft engine, 150 hp (110 kW)

Glider


A. Twin astir II
General characteristics

• Crew: one
• Capacity: one passenger
• Length: 8.1 m (26 ft 7 in)
• Wingspan: 17.5 m (57 ft 5 in)
• Height: 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
• Wing area: 17.9 m2 (193 ft2)
• Aspect ratio: 17.1
• Empty weight: 390 kg (860 lb)
• Gross weight: 610 kg (1,345 lb)

Performance
• Maximum speed: 250 km/h (160 mph)
• Maximum glide ratio: 38
• Rate of sink: 0.6 m/s (120 ft/min)



B. K-7

General characteristics

• Crew: one
• Capacity: one passenger
• Length: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)
• Wingspan: 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in)
• Wing area: 17.56 m2 (189.0 sq ft)
• Aspect ratio: 14.6:1
• Airfoil: root: Goettingen 533 (16%), mid: Goettingen 533 (14%), tip: Goettingen 533 (14%)
• Empty weight: 282 kg (622 lb)
• Max takeoff weight: 484.5 kg (1,068 lb)

Performance
• Stall speed: 59.3 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
• Never exceed speed: 200 km/h (124 mph; 108 kn)
• Rough air speed max: 130 km/h (80.8 mph; 70.2 kn)
• Aerotow speed: 130 km/h (80.8 mph; 70.2 kn)
• Winch launch speed: 100 km/h (62.1 mph; 54.0 kn)
• g limits: +4 -2
• Maximum glide ratio: 26:1 at ~83 km/h (52 mph)
• Rate of sink: 0.70 m/s (138 ft/min) at 67 km/h (42 mph)
• Wing loading: 27.34 kg/m2 (5.60 lb/sq ft)



C. Astir CS
General characteristics

• Crew: 1
• Length: 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)
• Wingspan: 15.0 m (49 ft 3 in)
• Height: 1.26 m (4 ft 2 in)
• Wing area: 12.4 m2 (133 sq ft)
• Aspect ratio: 18.2
• Empty weight: 250 kg (551 lb) approximately
• Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb) with water ballast; without ballast 350 kg (770 lb)

Performance
• Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn) manouevring and airtow
• Stall speed: 59 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn) without airbrakes
• Never exceed speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
• Maximum glide ratio: Best 38, at 105 km/h (64 mph, 56 kn) and 0.77 m/s (152 ft/m)

D. Vuk-T
General characteristics

• Crew: 1
• Length: 6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
• Wingspan: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
• Height: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
• Wing area: 11.955 m2 (128.68 sq ft)
• Airfoil: NASA GA(W)-1
• Empty weight: 260 kg (573 lb)
• Gross weight: 385 kg (849 lb)
• Minimum pilot weight equipped: 70 kg (154 lb)
• Maximum pilot weight equipped: 110 kg (243 lb)
Performance
• Stall speed: 59 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
• Never exceed speed: 240 km/h (149 mph; 130 kn)
• Max Rough air speed 150 km/h (81 kn; 93 mph)
• Max Aerotow speed 125 km/h (67 kn; 78 mph)
• Max Winch launch speed 110 km/h (59 kn; 68 mph)
• Maximum glide ratio: 37.5 at 105 km/h (57 kn; 65 mph)
• Rate of sink: 0.65 m/s (128 ft/min)
 

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IN THE OFFER FROM SPRING 2018.

Air gliding and Flying school Split Airport Sinj


- Starts from:
Split
- Also available transfers from:
Split
(Send request for transfer)
- Excursion duration:
08:00 - 20:00
- Departure date:
Every day
- Active from :
01.04.-01.10.
 

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