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      Steven SnyderSteven Snyder

        I have learned that there is a SGS 1-23G for sale in NE Iowa. So far I have learned that it is offered by the brother of the recently deceased owner and it has not flown in probably 10 years. N3846A. I do not have a price on it yet. Wings and Wheels have 4 sold from 12,500 to 16,000, none listed as a G model.

        As quoted by John Lincoln: I have over 100 hours in a 1-23D. It’s a very nice starter ship like John D says. It’s all metal so no fabric to worry about and the performance is about 20 to 25 percent better than a 1-26. Max L/D 30:1. Maybe the only drawback is there is no one design competition like the 1-26. It’s really a very good fit for Sky Soaring. I believe the G model had the shorter span wings. 49.2’ (15 meters)  vs 50’, a sensible change. What is the seller asking for it?

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        I have a phone # for more information.

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        Larry KrengelLarry Krengel

          This glider belonged to Marti Neibur who was a member of Sky Soaring with his wife, Marianne, some years back.  Marti died earlier this year after a long struggle with a number of difficult conditions.  Marianne died of cancer back when they were members of Sky Soaring ( twenty years ago??).  After her death Marti donated the money to the club to build the deck on the south side of the hangar in her memory – Marianne’s deck.  They were both great people and always an asset to Sky Soaring.


          An interesting sidelight… the first winch at Sky Soaring was brought to the field by Marti.  It was homemade, but had launched gliders elsewhere – nothing as impressive as our present winch.  It waited at the field for the interest to fly with it, interest that did not arrive.  After Marianne’s death Marti moved to Wisconsin and took the winch with him.  I don’t know if it was ever used after that.


          Larry Krengel



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