Mead Primary Glider Replica

Mead Primary Glider Replica at the New England Air Museum

Specifications

Length:   20'
Wingspan:   31'
Empty Weight:   200 lbs.
Year:   1979
Location:   Civil Hangar

Gift of the Morris Ertman Estate

Many aspiring aviators of the 1920's and 1930's learned piloting fundamentals by flying gliders like this replica of a Mead Primary Glider, built in 1979. A former Hartford Glider Club member, who in 1930 helped build and fly the original at Brainard Airport in Hartford, supervised the project. Developed from a Rhon Ranger, a European design, this basic lightweight craft could be launched from a hill or towed by an automobile to an altitude of more than 500 feet.

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