• Span: 9,70 m
  • Length: 3,80 m
  • Wing area: 12 m2


  • Empty weight: 55 kg
  • Pilots up to 90 kg
  • Best performance with pilot up to 80 kg


  • Vne= 120 km/h, 74 mph, 64 knots
  • +4/-2 g
  • All acrobatics manoeuvres including spins prohibited
  • No inverted manoeuvres approved
  • Found definitions of acrobatics:
    • "Non-acrobatic" operation= stalls, lazy eights, chandelles, and steep turns, in which the angle of bank is not more than 60°.
    • Aerobatic flight means an intentional maneuver involving an abrupt change in an aircraft's attitude, an abnormal attitude, or abnormal acceleration, not necessary for normal flight.

Why a BirdGlider? My goals.


  • Not all clubs can store another 15 m (49,2 feet) span glider in their hangar. And ...besides ...hangars cost money. You need to rent your place there.
    So you better take the glider back home. But ...not everybody has a garage that it long enough for 7,5 meter (24,6 feet) long wings.
  • Due to its small dimensions it will fit on your roof rack. So you don't even need to buy a trailer.

Easy to make

  • All you need are some basic tools.
  • The prototype was my first aluminium construction. And i did it without building manual. Guided by the manual you will avoid the mistakes i made. The manual has easy to read text and lots of pictures.
  • And if you still have a problem during construction, you can ask me a question and i will help you.


Easy to fly

  • It is a hangglider, but it has the benefit of stick control. This demands less effort to control the glider.

  • The BirdGlider is intended as a trainer. So it is designed to be very forgiving and very easy to steer.

  • You can winch it, tow it or roll it off a hill to start or jump of a hill.
  • All landings are on the landing wheel.
  • due to the all hand controls, it can be used by wheelchair users too!


Easy to assemble

  • Much effort was done to make this glider easy to put together.
  • The longest part is just less than 5 meters long.
  • All parts are not that heavy.
  • You will not be able to make a mistake when attaching the controls. All is done “idiot-proof”.
  • The assembly method is made for a single person. All you need to do is a good inspection before flight.
    You will be flying in no time.


Low costs

  • It was my goal to make something that can make the man of the street fly. Currently i see a lot of designs which are fun to see, very speedy, but … not in reach of a regular wallet. To decrease the costs, i went back to the basics.
  • Don’t make the mistake to avoid the costs of a flying teacher. You really need guidance to begin in aviation.
    Don’t let your dream kill you.
  • A definite price is not set yet. I still need to make the last deals with my suppliers. But i am aiming for a kit price below 8000 dollars.


About BirdGlider

“Going back in time …to the basics” has been my way of thinking for a long time. “Going back in time” might sounds a bit weird. But in the pioneer years of hanggliding, the sport was still for those with some guts, now it has evolved into a sport for those with many bucks. I wanted to go back to those old years. Lets go back to when aviation was still in reach of many. Aviation for the man of the street. I keep that goal high. I want to see YOU in the air.