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FAI SGP – Series X France 2021

The FAI SGP de France, taking place at Rion-des-Landes Aerodrome in Nouvelle Aquitaine, has started yesterday with the typical excitement associated with the Grand Prix format of racing. Most of the France national team members are participating in this great event, including the current 18m female World Champion and Vice-Champion,  Mélanie Gadoulet, and Anne Ducarouge.    

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JS2 Revenant Maiden Flight

Jonker Sailplanes has completed the development of their most advanced glider designed to date – the JS2 Revenant.  Uys Jonker, JS’s CEO, had the privilege to undertake the maiden test flight on 26 March 2021, while the marketing team broadcasted the event live across the globe. “This glider was designed to meet and exceed the

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JS3: A Nordic Sales Success

There are already four planes flying in the Nordic region. Now JS’ agent, Arne Boye-Moller, can add another seven orders to the list – all with the upcoming electric self-start version (JS3 RES). To read more, follow the link below: https://nordicgliding.com/jonker-js3-en-nordisk-salgssucces/

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JS2 STEP BY STEP

The maiden flight of any new product is such an amazing and exciting occasion. Imagine the rewarding feeling if everybody involved can be in the cockpit for that first take off… that ultimate moment for the design team. It was a bold step, but JS evaluated the risks and decided that the time was right

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JS2 LIVE “walk around” – Only 4 hours to go

The JS2 Revenant, a high-performance, versatile, easy-to-fly self launcher! The name Revenant was inspired from the French verb Revenir, meaning “to return”. The JS1-C is now making a return with an amazing powerful self-launching system! Only 4 hours to go before our LIVE virtual “walk around” 15h30 UTC!See you there!!

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JS2 LIVE “walk around”

Excitement is building as the JS2 Revenant nears completion….The R&D team developed and constructed the prototype in our new state-of-the art R&D facilities. Join us on Facebook this afternoon (Friday 26 March) at 15h30 UTC (16h30 Central European time) for a LIVE virtual “walk around” the JS2. Whatever you do, don’t miss this! Stay tuned…….

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South African Nationals – Welkom 12-20 December 2020

Despite the threat of Covid, South African and various overseas pilots were keen to compete in our annual national gliding competition.   It was not until the eleventh hour, that the international Covid-challenges were trumped, and six international visitors made their way to Welkom.  South African December holidays in the Highveld are typically associated with warmth,

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JS3 Idaflieg test

The JS design team was thrilled when Idaflieg approached them to test the JS3’s performance during their 2020 Summer camp.    Oftentimes, a manufacturer would be nervous at the idea that their glider’s published performance data may come up for scrutinizing and may even refuse to approve such a request at all, yet we see

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Covid-19 Update – Situation in South Africa

Although South Africa (SA) is currently ranked amongst the top in the world regarding Covid-19 active cases, we are very grateful to report that the effects of the virus have not affected employees of Jonker Sailplanes.  JS has taken all the necessary steps to ensure reduced risk of infection under employees, and not one Covid

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JS2 Revenant – Step by Step

Our chief design engineer did not want to give any performance away with the JS2 fuselage. In fact, he designed the fuselage with even less drag than the JS1C fuselage. Obviously, this raised some concerns to our marketing team if we would be able to fit our better built customers. As soon as the seat

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JS2 Revenant – Step by Step

The advantages CAD modeling brings to the table is a much faster integration time for parts. The time it took from the pylon was carried to the fuselage, bolted into position and the pylon actuator tested for the first time did not take more than 15 minutes

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JS2 – Out of the Molds

Opening the molds for the first time it is like opening a treasure box. You expect something amazing – the result of years of design and many weeks of construction, revealing its BEAUTY. It is an amazing feeling for everyone involved seeing the real product matching the expectation the CAD models promised.

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JS2 Progress – Step by Step

This week we saw a giant leap towards the completion of the REVENANT. After many weeks of accurately positioning components in the fuselage, verifying computer models and making small design changes, the JS2 fuselage was ready to be closed.JS spend a huge amount of engineering time to construct highly accurate tooling – this to ensure

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Jannen Kisat / Purjelennon SM 2020

Congratulations to Martti Koivula who reigned as the Fin open class nationals champion flying his JS1 “GOL”. The competition consisted out of 17 Competitors and took place from the 18th July to 25h of July. Thank you for the pictures Martti, hope you have many more great and enjoyable flights!

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Campionato Italiano Classe and Coppa Città di Ferrara 2020

Congratulations to Riccardo Brigliadori for winning both the Coppa Città di Ferrara 2020 and the Campionato Italiano Classe UNICA 2020 in his JS1C -21m! Both competitions were held from the 26th of June – 5th July 2020 in Ferrara Italy. Also congratulations to David Schiavotto and Roberto Pinato! David finished strong with a 2nd position

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LSG Waterkant-Zetel e.V. – 1st German Club to receive JS3

LSG Waterkant-Zetel e.V. received their JS3, serial number 83, on the 18th of June. They send to us some very uplifting words which we would like to share: “Thank you very much, Jonker Sailplanes and M&D Flugzeugbau for our new Aircraft. This weekend (26th to 28th of June), the first members of our club had

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JS in SEGELFLIEGEN

The latest issue of the gliding magazine SEGELFLIEGEN has just been dispatched to shops in Germany and Austria. This issue covers the 2020 Helli Lasch Challenge in the 5-star game lodge TSWALU, South Africa where some of the world’s top glider pilots enjoyed a week of luxury gliding. The front page picture of a jet

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JS3 Rapture Weight and Balance – made easy by LXNAV

For those who missed the link in our latest newsletter, here is a copy of the article… Weight and balance is such a critical flight safety component – so often neglected by many of us aviators. Just imagine that the complete weight of an aircraft in flight is carefully balanced somewhere around the main wings,

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