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LET L 13 BLANIK

The Blanik was developed in Czechoslovakia in 1956 and is one of the most popular glider planes in the world. Originally designed as a basic glider trainer for the Warsaw Pact air forces, it went on to become a major commercial success. The two-seater was introduced world-wide for aerobatic instruction and approx. 2,700 of them had been built till1978.

At AIRPOWER16 the pilots of the Blanix display team will be captivating the crowds by performing the mirror flight with their two L-13 Blanik.

  • © Red Bull Content Pool / Andreas Gall

  • © Bundesheer / Harald Minich

  • © Bundesheer / Harald Minich

  • © Koeberl

  • © Koeberl

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Facts & Figures

Manufacturer LET – Aircraft Industries, a.s.
Length 8.40 m
Wing span 16.20 m
Height 2.08 m
Wing area 19.15 m²
Empty weight ca. 292 kg
Max. take-off weight 500 kg
Max. speed 253 km/h
Best glide ratio 28 at 90 km/h
Crew 2
Display Flying