Aeroplane Monthly 1993-03
M.Simons - Sling's sailplanes (8)
Slingsby Type 29B Motor Tutor G-AKEY, a Tutor glider airframe with an undercarriage and powered by a 40 h.p. Aeronca-JAP J-99. First flown in this form in June 1948, ’EY was sold in the Bahamas in 1963.
Slingsby-built Type 29B Motor Tutor G-AKJD was first flown at the end of 1950. It was crashed at Dunstable Downs on June 21, 1964 and is seen here at Woburn in 1959.
The "taper-wing" Kadet flown at Dunstable in 1938 by Philip Wills.
RAF TX Mk 2 Cadet VM634. Note the straight leading edge, the only external visible difference between the Mk 2 wing and that of the Taper-wing Kadet.
Built by D. C. Burgoyne as a Type 7 Cadet, BGA No 657 was brought up to Type 8 standard and is seen here bearing the civil registration G-ALTU, acquired for a short period in 1950.
A post-war Tutor built by Martin Hearn Ltd. The blue stripes of the Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club may be seen on the rudder.
A Tutor flying at Sutton Bank.
Slingsby Type 8 Kirby Tutor