I bought a 1960 built Ka-7 and a 1973 built Ka-8 from the glider club in Volkel, Netherlands. The Ka-7 and Ka-8 used to be the backbone of a lot of flying clubs in Europe. There is hardly any gliderpilot in Western Europe who has not flown a Ka-8!
Both planes are in perfect condition. The friends from the Netherlands know how to maintain their aircraft. When I opened the container here in Manila, I noticed immediately that these glider friends love their planes.At normal weather conditions we achieve release altitudes of 300m with the Ka-8 and 220m with the Ka-7. The first flights took place in December 13, 2009.
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In 2015 I bought an ASW-19b from friends of my home club. The plane is now repainted and will be the high performance glider of the Philippines. In 2019 we added the SF-34, a very nice high performance two-seater full fibre glass glider.We have demonstrated thermal flights and simple aerobatics at the annual International Hot Air Balloon Fiestas in Clark since 2010. This was the first time that a greater audience witnessed glider flights in this country.