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33rd FAI World Gliding Championships hosted at Leszno, Poland, July 27th – August 9th 2014

In 2014 there will be three World Gliding Championships:

Sweden will participate at the World Gliding Championships at Leszno, Poland with six teams, two in each of the three classes. This is a presentation of the two teams in Open Class.

Owe Engström and Jim Acketoft are the qualified pilots. They have chosen to fly two-seater gliders which enables the possibility to have a second pilot assisting during the competition.

The Open class is the most prestigious class. The gliders have a wingspan of 28 meters. Performance is amazing with a glide ratio well in excess of 1:60.

General team and glider info

1. PilotOwe EngströmJim Acketoft
2. PilotBengt FridWilhelm Wendt
Competition NumberTP1P
Aircraft TypeASH25 EB28EB28
Aicraft ManufacturerBinder, GermanyBinder, Germany
Competion ClassOpenOpen
Wing Span28 meter28 meter
Glide Ratio> 60> 60
Empty Weight610 kg590 kg
Max Weight810 kg850 kg
Max Speed280 km/h275 km/h

1st Pilot Details

1. Pilot HistoryOwe EngströmJim Acketoft
AeroclubEskilstuna FlygklubbLjungbyheds Flygklubb
Age57 years35 years
Flight Hours Gliding2000 h600 h
OccupationFlight CaptainNight Club Owner
Phone Number+46 704 414 360+46 73-206 60 33
Emailowe.engstrom (at) me.compakopak (at) hotmail.com
AchievementsFirst and only 1000 km triangle flight in SwedenNational medallist with lowest flight-time ever

2nd Pilot Details

2. Pilot HistoryBengt FridWilhelm Wendt
AeroclubArboga FlygklubbLjungbyheds Flygklubb
Age58 years55 years
Flight Hours500 h350 h
Phone Number+46 76 820 97 03+46 70-818 25 52
Emailbfrid (at) telia.comwilhelm.wendt (at) semtech.se

List with links and comments

Eskilstuna Flygklubbwww.efk.nu
Ljungbyheds Flygklubbwww3.idrottonline.se/default.aspx?id=410661
Arboga Flygklubbwww1.idrottonline.se/ArbogaFK/
33 rd FAI World Gliding Championshipswww.wgc2014.eu
Svenska Segelflygförbundetwww.segelflyget.se
Binder Flugmotorenbaubinder-flugmotorenbau.de