The elegant lines of the Vega are well portrayed in the photograph. In an effort to improve airflow over the juncture of wing and fuselage, the latter has been gently waisted. Low-speed control is good.
Slingsby is tooling up for production of the Vickers-Slingsby Vega sailplane, seen during recent evaluation in the Lake District. Performance of the prototype is promising throughout the speed range. Further pre-production prototypes of the design, which features a retractable tailwheel, should be completed by the spring. The prototype first flew on June 3 last year.