"Best club single ever."

Best club single everThe SZD-51-1 JUNIOR is a single-place club sailplane, with safe and docile handling qualities, specifically designed for early solo and recreactional flying. The Junior was designed from an outset as a club glider, not as a fixed gear version of a competition sailplane. It features a large and comfortable cockpit with a more uprightseating position that is preferred by club pilots, a fixed undercarriage with an oversized tire to soften landing, an an unusually strong airframedesigned to endure 9,000 hours of demanding club operation. But the key ingredient to the Junior`s success is a wing with considerably more wing area than racing sailplanes and an airfoil optimized for safe handling and smooth stall characteristics. The Junior is certainly the logical choice for pilots during the critical early solo stage. But the admiration of the Junior doesn`t end there. After developing basic flying skills in the Junior, many pilots continue to prefer it for cross - country and wave - flying and even sports class competition. The latest development of the SZD-51-1 offers several new features which make it more desirable than ever. Rigging has been further simplified with fully automatic coupling of all flight controls. Cockpit comfort and convenience have been improved with the addition of a fully adjustable pilot`s back rest. More comfort, more convenience .... and still the best built, best flying club ship on the market.

Technical Data




Wing Area

Aspect Ratio

Empty Glider Mass

All-up Mass

Load Factors

Maximum L/D (at V = 80 km/h)

Minimum Sinking (at V = 70 km/h)

Never Exceed Speed (VNE)

Design Life

Factory Warranty

15,00 m

6,69 m

1,57 m

12,51 mē


225 +/- 5 kg


+ 5,3/ -2,65


0,58 m/s


12000 hours

24 months