Aircraft

These aircraft, all the work of Wolfgang Piper with the exception of the ASW28, have been downloaded from his website www.fsglider.de and some have been modified to include the VET simulated winch launch system (also downloadable from www.fsglider.de) and the UK VGA repaints. Because installing the VET system is not trivial, we decided to do the installation for members. Wolfgang has very kindly given his permission for the UK VGA to make these modified aircraft available to download and we encourage you to visit his site to try out his other excellent glider models.

We have tried to contact Peter Franke for permission to make the ASW-28 available, but we have learned through other sources that no-one has heard from him in the virtual gliding community for 3 years. We are therefore making the hard to find ASW28 available here in the spirit of the well recognised philosophy of sharing free resources among flight simmers. Should Peter contact us and decline to give permission, we regret that the ASW28 will have to be withdrawn.

There are two versions of the training aircraft, FSX. The FSX VWL aircraft have the all new Virtual Winch Launch system fitted. The VWL system replaces the VET with a more realistic release knob to control the launch. FSX users who use Winch X should continue to use the standard FSX versions.

Official UKVGA Training Aircraft

G-VGTFSchleicher Ka8 V7.00 G-VGTF
Download for FSX (13.21 Mb)
Schleicher Ka8 single seat trainer.
G-VGTCSchleicher Ask13 V8.00 G-VGTC
Download for FSX (12.93 Mb)
Schleicher Ask13 dual seat trainer.
G-VGTHSchleicher Ask21 G-VGTH
Download for FSX (B21 Gauges) (14.79 Mb)
Download for FSX (Caiset Gauge) (13.55 Mb)
Schleicher Ask21 dual seat trainer.
G-VGTISchleicher Ask23 G-VGTI
Download for FSX (B21 Gauges) (14.5 Mb)
Download for FSX (Caiset Gauge) (13.97 Mb)
Schleicher Ask23 single seat trainer.
G-VGTJScheibe SF28 G-VGTJ
Download for FSX (19.77 Mb)
Scheibe SF28A motor glider, ideal for shared cockpit with your instructor. (This motor glider cannot be used for your badges, use one of the above according to the badge rules.

Other UKVGA Aircraft in Club colours

G-VGTASchleicher Ka 2b G-VGTA V3.00
Download for FSX (14.77 Mb)
Download for FSX with VWL(15.77 Mb)
Schleicher Ka 2b dual seat trainer.
G-VGTBSchleicher Ka7 G-VGTB V3.00
Download for FSX (10.87 Mb)
Download for FSX with VWL(12.09 Mb)
Schleicher Ka7 dual seat trainer.
G-VGTDBlanik L13 V3.00
Download for FSX (14.15 Mb)
Download for FSX with VWL(15.16 Mb)
Blanik L13 dual seat trainer.
G-VGTESchleicher Ka6e G-VGTE V5a
Download for FSX (2.58 Mb)
Download for FSX with VWL (v3.00) (11.73 Mb)
Schleicher Ka6e single seat trainer.
G-VGTGGrunau Baby IIb G-VGTG V3.00
Download for FSX (11.13 Mb)
Download for FSX with VWL(12.14 Mb)
Grunau Baby IIb single seat trainer.
SGS2Slingsby T21 Sedburgh
Download for FSX (24.63 Mb)
Slingsby T21 Sedburgh.
ASW28Schleicher ASW28 V1.0
Download for FSX (10.19 Mb)
Schleicher ASW28. Unregistered and ready for repainting!
ASW28Schleicher ASW28 V1.3
Download for FSX only (3.19 Mb)
Schleicher ASW28 update for FSX by Ian Forster-Lewis with more realistic flight dynamics and updated gauges. Unregistered and ready for repainting!

All FSX Gliders
Zip containing FSX gliders above.
Download (19.81 Mb)

Aircraft Installation Instructions for FSX

When you open up the zip file you will find a number of files and folders which you simply copy into your FSX folder. For example, in the Grunau Baby zip file for FSX copy the files as follows:
Copy the folder SimObjects to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ overwriting the existing SimObjects folder.
Copy the folder Gauges to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ overwriting the existing Gauges folder.
Copy the folder Sound to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ overwriting the existing Sound folder.
Copy the remaining files into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\ overwriting any existing files. You may already have gps-nav.dat or glider polar files you wish to keep in which case don't overwrite the existing files, if you don't understand this bit you'll be ok to overwrite them! Note that unlike FS9, in FSX the files FSSound.dll and SOARRec.dll don't go into the Modules folder but into the root folder of FSX - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\.

Additional Aircraft Installation Instructions for FSX

You will need some additional files to install the gliders correctly, download these here (49.41 Kb). The free download contains 2 files: SOARRec.dll and FSSound.dll.

In the main program folder of FSX (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X\) put the following files:

  • SOARRec.dll
  • FSSound.dll

Open FSX.cfg in Notepad and add the following entry:
[OLDMODULES]
SOARRec.dll = 1
FSSound.dll = 1

If you don't have FSUIPC.dll then you can download FSUIPC (free) from The Official Peter Dowson Page. Make sure you download the correct, latest, version for FSX. Unzip the downloaded file into a temporary folder and run "Install FSUIPC.EXE" This will place FSUIPC.DLL in your FSX Modules folder.