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First flights of the sailplane AL-12

25.03.2004

 On 19 March 2004 was made first flight on the sailplane AL-12 by the chief designer of the company, sailplane pilot Nikolay Kononenko.The glider has been delivered to the air field on a roof of the car, quickly rigged up and prepared for flights. Air towing was made by a trike. Pilots of the sailplane and the trike had been marked very comfortable conditions of the towing. Were performed one low altitude flight and two flights on a circle. During flights the behavior of the glider in the turn, spirals, on the high speed is checked up.The glider has shown good stability, controllability, effective work of flaps. All witnesses have noted very low noise level and high glide ratio at landing approach.