If any of you meatballs haven't noticed, my time on here has been scarce. That's because I have spent some time out at Edwards AFB working on the induction of the USAF newest trainer - the TG-16A.
You might have thought I was talking about an airplane - FOOLED YA! We're talking gliders for the USAFA!
New aircraft soar into Academy
What you have is the "military" version of the DG-1000S (DG-1001) Sport.
Prior to going to EDW, I spent time in Washington state attending a maintenance FAM course on the new bird. Pretty thing, going to be a lot easier to maintain than the current Blaniks providing they don't get banged up too badly training the USAF's future pilots to soar!