With the winter fast approaching and all our birds traditionally migrating south to the paved runways of Pleso and the ZTZ Zmaj maintenance facility, I had not expected to find anything new or interesting on today’s visit to Lučko. To be honest I hadn’t expected to find anything full stop – however I struck Achtung, Skyhawk! gold when, quite by accident, I peeked into the AK Zagreb hangar and found me a new and very interesting glider… 🙂
At first I couldn’t figure out what it was, thinking it may have been a homebuilt (it certainly looked like one), but my interest peaked when I saw SZD-12A written on the vertical stab, recognizing it as one of PZL-Bielsko’s early gliders. A Google search back home revealed it to be a very, very rare Mucha 100A, of which only a bit more than a 100 were built. This one was even more interesting as it had been turned into a motorglider, so I naturally got out the camera and went to work :).