Merchandise & Books
Glasflügel Coffee Mugs
Be the envy of your friends with a mug to match your glider!
Price (each) without VAT €12.60 or including VAT 19%.* €14.99
These come in white and mushroom grey
Size M – 2XL with the Glasflügel Logo design as pictured, 100% cotton.
Log Book Cover
Make sure everyone knows you are a Glasflügel fan with our log book cover.
Price without VAT €8.09 or including VAT 19%.* €9.66
Glasflügel – Eugen Hänle – The pioneer in composite aircraft design by Wolfgang Binz
Essential reading for any Glasflügel fan, available in English and German in our store and many good bookstores.
Price €59.00 incl. 7%* VAT or excluding VAT €55.14
Of course, this is also a book about the legendary Libelle and the other Glasflügel types, their origin and development, their numerous optimizations and their successes. But it is much more than that.
Wolfgang Binz has meticulously researched how GRP pioneers Eugen and Ursula Hänle got started, how the company Glasflügel emerged from the slipway in the living room kitchen, which companions and also competitors accompanied the Hänles. He also tells of the countless hurdles that had to be overcome and problems that were never lacking. And at the latest after Eugen Hänle’s tragic death, the story even turns into an economic drama of a kind one could hardly have imagined. After reading this book, glider pilots will have a different impression of Eugen Hänle and Glasflügel than before.
Also described are the rescue attempts and the preservation of Glasflügel’s heritage by Hanko and Christian Streifeneder.
Nearly five hundred photos, documents and drawings (including numerous large-format three-page views) turn a reference book into a feast for the eyes and a treasure trove for glider pilots and model builders.
LS-Segelflugzeuge Book by Wolfgang Binz
Price without VAT €42.06 or including VAT 7%* €45
LS aircraft from Rolladen-Schneider in Egelsbach
The designs by Walter Schneider and Wolf Lemke have been at the top of competition rankings and record lists for almost five decades.
Almost 3000 aircraft left the factory in Egelsbach and delighted glider pilots all over the world with excellent flight performance, pleasant and safe handling.
Author Wolfgang Binz, himself the owner and enthusiastic pilot of an LS aircraft, has researched, collected and interviewed contemporary witnesses for years and summarized the results in this book.
From the beginnings at Akaflieg Darmstadt to the production of the first aircraft in Egelsbach, to the sad end in 2003 and the time thereafter.
A chapter is dedicated to each aircraft type of the LS series: with technical data, special features, competitive successes and produced quantities.
With many photos and sketches as well as a full-page, detailed and true-to-scale three-page view by Martin Simons for each type.
Glider pilots, model builders and all readers interested in aviation technology and history will find comprehensive background information on these famous aircraft and the people who developed them.
Format: 240mm x 297mm
Sailplane Books, Volumes 1, 2 & 3 (set) by Martin Simons
Price without VAT €135.51 or including VAT 7%* €145
Workshop Practice for Building and Repairing Wooden Gliders by Hans Jacobs & Herbert Lück
Price without VAT €45.79 or including VAT 7%* €49
The English Translation of the German classic, Werkstattpraxis für den Bau von Gleit- und Segelflugzeugen BY Hans Jacobs and Herbert Lück. How do you build, maintain and repair wooden gliders?
Hans Jacobs (designer of Weihe, Meise, Kranich, Habicht, and many more famous sailplanes of the 1930s and 1940s) wrote the book, called Werkstattpraxis, to aid the growing sport of gliding in Germany in the early1930s. Its effect on pre-World War II glider building was electrifying. He updated it several times up through the 1950s, always in German. Today the book is as applicable as ever for those maintaining and restoring wooden vintage sailplanes or aiming to build new wooden gliders or vintage replicas. For those interested in the history and development of soaring it is a must-read. The Vintage Sailplane Association has now finished its translation, a 25-year volunteer project, for English-speaking readers and is making it available this summer. Editors: Neal Pfeiffer and Simine Short Published by the Vintage Sailplane Association, fisrt in July, 2016. Thistranslated edition includes an Addendum of up-to-date information prepared by Neal Pfeiffer, Ph.D. for those wanting to produce or repair wooden sailplanes in today’s world, a valuable addition for safety, convenience. Hard, full-color cover, 384 pages, with 338 black and white figures and gray scale photos. Appendix highlights thirteen vintage German glider types from the 1930s and 1940s each with photo and 3-view drawing.