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JS-MD 3 RES (PURE) TC AWARDED

We are ecstatic to announce that the JS-MD RES (Pure) variant of the JS-MD Single type has been approved by EASA and the TC is awarded!  Thank you to our partner M&D Flugzeugbau and everyone involved in help making this possible!  The next step now is the maiden flight of the JS3 with the RES installed.

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Pilots flying JS gliders win the UK Open and 15 Metre Class Nationals

Held at Lasham from 26th June to 4th July, the UK Open, 15 Metre and Standard Class Nationals were badly affected by poor flying weather. A complex low-pressure system situated over northern France brought rainy conditions and low cloud bases to the Lasham area in southern England throughout the championships. All classes enjoyed a competition

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Schweizer Meisterschaft 2021

It will be hard to argue with the statement that Gliding is one of the most beautiful sports in the world! Unfortunately, it is also a sport that is dependent on the weather and it remains a disappointment if the weather does not want to play along. This was the fate of 36 competitors during

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66th Hungarian National Gliding Championship

During the recent Hungarian Nationals, a good six out of eight possible days were flyable. The weather was different every day with mostly cumulus clouds except for one dry day (also the slowest competition day). During recent years most top Hungarian pilots have switched to a JS1 or JS3 which was evident in this competition as

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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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Competition Results

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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