The Rhönbussard was designed for Schleicher by Hans Jacobs and first flew in 1933. It was an advanced training glider and 220 were built by Schleicher. Additionally an unknown number were built by some small manufacturers and gliding clubs. The one seen here is a composite of cns 227 and 649 assembled by Segelfug IG Hiltenfingen between 1951 and 1953. In 1974 it came to the Deutsches Segelflugmuseum at Wasserkuppe. It is painted to commemorate D-HESSELBERG from the mid 1930s.
First registered 04-Feb-2001 as C-FMMB, becoming C-GIGH on 08-Feb-2001, making its first flight in Apr-2001. Delivered 06-May-2001 as I-ADJB (Air Dolomiti), to D-ACRN registered Oct-2005 (Lufthansa Regional / Eurowings), by Mar-2014 it was flying for the United Nations with double registration D-ACRN / UNO-052P, in Apr-2014 it was registered C-FBZA, in Jul-2014 as XY-ALA (FMI Air), and in Sep-2018 it was registered 2-YALA. Seen here taking-off from runway 06R, still with the pre-delivery Canadian registration.
D-1398 served for more than 20 years as a research aircraft at the DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt. It was equipped with sensors and instruments in the wings and fuselage to do measurements in the lower atmosphere. Later it went to the Deutsches Segelflugmuseum as seen here. The Kranich III was designed by Hans Jacobs and made its first flight in 1952.
Delivered in Aug-1952 as CF-GBF, its registration was changed to C-FGBF by Dec-1974. On 25-May-2002 the pilot selected a southwesterly landing across the narrow width of Lillabelle Lake, its home base, due to the wind direction, but the available distance being too short, he made a go-around. But just after applying full power again, the aircraft rolled to the left and struck the water partly inverted. The aircraft was written-off and its registration was cancelled in Apr-2015.
D-9389 built 1966, later to Deutsches Segelflugmuseum at Wasserkuppe. The BS-1 was designed by Björn Stender as a development of the Akaflieg Braunschweig SB-6 and was considered the best glider at the time. Two were built by him before it was taken into series production by Glasflügel
This aircraft was built in Apr-1943 by the Böhmischen Flugzeugfabrik. Its original registration is unknown but it later became D-6260. It was acquired by the Deutsches Segelflugmuseum at Wasserkuppe where it was painted in a late 1930s scheme as D-8-11. To be historically correct it should carry a swastika on the fin but that is legally not allowed in Germany. The Kranich was designed by Hans Jacobs and around 2000 Kranich and Kranich II (the Kranich III is a different design) were built by several manufacturers in a number of countries, and also by gliding clubs.
The Avialsa A-60 is a license built Scheibe L-Spatz 55. This one was amateur built by the Espoir Aéronautique de Sarreguemines and registered F-CDBH in Apr-1967, to LX-CBX at an unknown date and in 2014 to the Deutsches Segelflugmuseum at Wasserkuppe
Assigned USAF serial 78-0250 but taken on charge Oct-1981 by the Netherlands AF as J-250, became an instructional airframe in Dec-2000 at the KMSL - Koninklijke Militaire School Luchtmacht at Woensdrecht