JS-3 18 meter, The Record Breaker – Anders Møller Andersen

Anders Andersen made this year, his year, by breaking not one but three Danish records! We are so proud of him and his uniquely purple painted JS3. We asked him to share a bit more about his adventures: Mid November offered excellent soaring conditions in the Bloemfontein area in South Africa. A whole week with thermals exceeding 5 m/s and cloud base of 18.000 ft. Unfortunately the days were relatively short with a late start and early finish,...

300 km FAI triangle Women´s World Record in the JS3 15 m – Katrin Senne

My parents, Klaus and Ursula Keim, and I were invited by some friends to a big party in Johannesburg during November this year.  My ordered JS3 was just about to get out of the “resin barrel” by this time.  The thought of being a witness to the birth of my glider inspired me to include a visit to Potchefstroom in our travel plans.  Additionally, of course,  there would always be details and changes which have...

Sailplane Grand Prix Final 2016

Sailplane Grand Prix Final 2016

Sailplane Grand Prix Final 2016By Holger KarowAt this year's SGP Final, which took place in Potchefstroom from the 6th till 12th November, I became World Champion for the third time after 1999 in Bayreuth and 2003 in Leszno. And still this competition was completely different! Starting with the weather, which, in Africa is generally different from the European one, but on this competition in particular! We had it all: sunshine, heavy thunderstorms and even hail -...

JS Releases JS1C-18 EVO model: 24 July 2014

JS Releases JS1C-18 EVO model: 24 July 2014

The newcomer will be known as JS1C-18 EVO. The JS1C-18 EVO redefines handling in the 18m class, offering both an improved roll rate and superb control at slow speeds. The increased wing loading, combined with new tip aerofoils and 3rd generation winglets, also gives JS1C-18 EVO the edge at high speeds. JS1C-18 EVO offers the serious competition pilot a performance advantage while remaining suitable for every pilot due to its handling qualities. The design of...

JS dominates 18m and Open Class in the 33rd World Gliding Championships

JS dominates 18m and Open Class in the 33rd World Gliding Championships

The 33rd World Gliding Championships for the 15m, 18m and Open Class were held in Leszno, Poland from 26 July to 9 August 2014. 133 pilots from all over the world gathered with the latest equipment to determine the best glider pilots. In the Open Class all eyes were on the 28m wingspan EB29 from Binder, the 23m Quintus from Schempp-Hirth and the agile 21m JS1-C Revelation, from Jonker Sailplanes. In the 18m class Jonker...

JS announces partnership with M&D Flugzeugbau

JS announces partnership with M&D Flugzeugbau

In March 2010 the JS1 Revelation gained its official Type Certification by the South African Civil Aviation Authorities (SACAA). The certification has been awarded only after rigorous analysis and testing, with robust compliance verification by SACAA. With SACAA Type Certification to the CS-22 standard and with an SACAA ICAO- compliant Certificate of Airworthiness the JS1 Revelation is allowed to be flown without restriction in any ICAO-signatory country. Unfortunately no bilateral agreement exits between the European...