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The Glider: Schweizer 2-33

The Schweizer 2-33 is a conventional two-place “tandem intermediate training” glider manufactured by Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in Elmira, New York.  Glider during landing

Its construction is all metal with a fabric cover on the fuselage and tail surfaces. It has a one-piece canopy for increased visibility. The wings are tapered in the outboard section and have spoilers/dive rakes incorporated.

Overall dimensions and characteristics:

  • Length: 25 feet 9 inches
  • Span: 51 feet
  • Height: 9 feet 3-1/2 inches
  • Wing Area: 219.48 sq. feet
  • Basic Weight: 600 lbs (Some gliders may be heavier due to equipment additions)