The SG-38 is a German primary training glider from 1938 that was built in large numbers by several manufacturers and by gliding clubs. This one was built by Petera, but its German registration is unknown. It was captured in 1945 by allied troops and was one of the almost 300 that ended up in France. Also its French registration is currently unknown. From 1947 most of them were broken-up or destroyed, and by 2018 only 9 remained in France. This one was restored in 2013 by the Espace Air Passion museum.
Built by Emilien Croses and René Bujon it made its first flight on 30-Jul-1976 as F-WYBG. In Nov-1976 it was reregistered F-PYBG. In Jul-1981 its certificate of airwothiness expired and its registration was cancelled. But in Sep-2005 it was registered again as F-AZVC. It later went to the Musée Régional de l'Air at Angers, in 2013 renamed Espace Air Passion, where it is in storage.
OO-ZOD was registered in May-1966. In Apr-2009 it went to France as F-CISO. In the 2009/10 winter it was destroyed by snow at Le Mazet de Romanin. It is seen here landing on rwy 24, owned by Royal Verviers Aviation.
The first flight was made as French Army 78 on 21-Jun-1960. Its last flight was on 14-Sep-1977 and in Apr-1978 it went into storage. Next the aircraft was assigned to the Musée de l'Aviation Légère de l'Armée de Terre in Dax. In May-1993 it went to Association Epsilon who sold it. In Apr-1996 it was registered as F-AZRC. In 2012 it was acquired by the Musée Régional de l'Air who are restoring it and hope to fly it in the future.
Built in 1942, it was stored at the Centre Régional des Sports Aériens at Clermont-Ferrand. In Nov-1943 it was taken over by the German Air Force. In Jun-1945 it was captured in Germany by the British and brought to England by Flt Lt Narbeth destined for the Air Training Corps. Next it went to Slingsby to be studied for a possible production run. It was stored by them until it was registered BGA680 in Jan-1952. It was flown until 1973. It was restored as F-AZQP probably in Jan-1993. Later it went to Espace Air Passion painted as BGA680 again.
Built in 1990 by L.Quintens, it was first registered 21-Aug-1990 as OO-970, but already 28-Aug-1990 it was reregistered as OO-123. On 24-Oct-1990 it was registered again as OO-970. The reason for these changes was some confusion if the aircraft belonged in the amateur-built category, or in the ultralight one. There is also some confusion about the cn: from the aircraft it was read off as 01, while the official Belgian register says 02.