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Glider – Sailplane

From the Collection of Australian Gliding Museum 20 Jensz Road Parwan Victoria

Description
All metal single seat glider sailplane
Object Registration
0043
Keywords
australian gliding, glider, sailplane, schreder, coxon, georgeson, mayfield, slingsby, bache, waikerie gliding club
Historical information
The Schreder HP 14T is a variant of an all metal single seat sailplane designed by Richard Schreder of USA in the 1960s. The HP14T featured a ‘T’ tail in place of ‘V’ tail of the HP14V. The design was marketed to home builders in kit form.

The Museum’s Schreder HP14T (VH-GIB) first flew on 31 August 1974. It has recorded 280 hours in the air from 239 launches to 28 January 1989, the date of its last flight.

It is understood that VH-GIB was partly constructed in North America and completed in South Australia by C.G.M. Coxon. Ownership passed to the Georgeson Syndicate of Rockhamption, Queensland and later to Warren Mayfield of Victoria. Warren Mayfield donated the glider to the Museum in April 2002.

When Made
1967 to 1974
Made By
C Coxon (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Registration lettering on rudder and fuselage sides
Last updated
13 Aug 2020 at 3:26PM