Shuttleworth Glider Tugs

Shuttleworth Glider Tugs

Postby Orion on Thu 27 Oct 2011, 8:21 am

One of the very welcome innovations for this season has been the appearance of vintage gliders at Old Warden. The only fly in the ointment is that the tug is not of the same generation as the gliders themselves. However, this raises the question of which aeroplanes would make an authentic combination. I have looked through my sources and cannot find a mention of glider towing during the 1930s, lot of mentions of bungee launching, but no mention of towing.

Has anybody any ideas?

David Mylchreest

Re: Shuttleworth Glider Tugs

Postby cw318is on Fri 28 Oct 2011, 10:26 pm

Cirrus Moths and Tiger Moths used to do aerotows. The Germans used things like HS126's (it'd be great if the Shuttleworth got one of those!)
DamienB wrote:Airshows aren't just about sunlit topsides chaps.
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