I bought a 1960 built Ka-7 and a 1973 built Ka-8 from the glider club in Volkel, Netherlands. The Ka-7 and Ka-8 used to be the backbone of a lot of flying clubs in Europe. There is hardly anygliderpilot in Western Europe who has not flown a Ka-8!
Both planes are in perfect condition. The friends from the Netherlands know how to maintain their aircraft. When I opened the container here in Manila, I noticed immediately that these glider friends love their planes.At normal weather conditions we achieve release altitudes of 300m with the Ka-8 and 220m with the Ka-7. The first flights took place in December 13, 2009.
You can see the videos:
The first flight was a 1h42 min thermal flight already.
We have demonstrated thermal flights and simple aerobatics at the 15th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark Airbase from February 11, 2010 to February 14th, 2010. This was the first time that a greater audience witnessed glider flights in this country.