The SZD‑51-1 JUNIOR is a single‑place club sailplane, with safe and docile handling qualities, specifically designed for early solo and recreational flying.
The JUNIOR was designed from the outset as a club glider, not as a fixed gear version of a competition sailplane. It features a large and comfortable cockpit with a more upright seating position that is preferred by club pilots, a fixed undercarriage with an oversized tire to soften landing, and an unusually strong airframe designed to endure 10.000 hours of demanding Club operation. But the key ingredient to the JUNIOR's success is larger wing area compared to racing sailplanes and an airfoil optimised for safe handling and smooth stall characteristics. The JUNIOR is certainly the logical choice for pilots during the critical early solo stage. But the admiration of the JUNIOR doesn't end there. After developing basic flying skills in the JUNIOR, many pilots continue to prefer it for cross‑country and wave flying and even sports class competition. The latest development of the SZD‑51-1 offers several new features, which make it more desirable than ever. Rigging has been further simplified with fully automatic coupling of all the flight controls. Cockpit comfort and convenience have been improved with the addition of a fully adjustable pilot's back reset.
More comfort, more convenience... and still the best built, best flying Club ship on the market