Grob G102 Astir DPJ "Juliet" is a single seat glass fibre glider. It is the single seat version of the G103, which in turn has very similar characteristics to the K21 training gliders at Lasham.
Unlike Lasham's SH8 and SH9, DPJ has retractable landing gear for added performance. It's an ideal glider for first cross countries and easily do a 300km flight on a good day.
For badge claims and the University Ladder, USGC has a logger. See our equipment page for details.
This glider can be used for competitions by arrangement with the Youth Group. Please contact the committee so negotiations can be made if this is of interest.
Minimum flying requirements
We follow the same flying procedures as the Youth Group as we are on the same insurance policy.
Minimum requirements only apply when meteorological conditions are
mild and pilot is known to authorising instructor. In all other
circumstances, requirements may be increased and/or checkflights
10 Flights in K21
5 Flights in Grob102 or similar.
Authorisation from Colin Watt and USGC committee
Pre-flight briefing from Lasham instructor before 1st flight.
As for Local Flying plus
5 local flights in DPJ
3 hours total flight time in DPJ
Observed spot landing
Bronze C with Cross Country endorsement
Briefing with Lasham Instructor before each cross country flight until Silver 50km completed.
|Gross Weight||350kg (450kg with water ballast)|
|Stall Speed||32 kts|
|Maximum Glide Ratio||38 at 56 kts|