Though the Let L-13 Blanik glider is nothing to shout about – being one of the most produced gliders of all time – the pair I found at Lučko today looked very inviting, so I natrually got the camera out and set to work :). The two machines in question are 9A-GBC and its sistership 9A-GBD, both belonging to Aeroklub Velika Gorica based at Buševec airfield (LDZB) south of Zagreb. As far as I’ve been able to find out, they’re in town for some towing practice, where new tow pilots flying the club’s Piper Super Cub, 9A-DBU, hone their skills (hope to join them soon…).
In addition to visitors from the south, I might as well post a couple of photos of two of our resident Blaniks, 9A-GBA and GBB (see the sequence?). Owned by Aeroklub Zagreb, they’re the main training gliders at Lučko.