BASA owns several high-performance sailplanes, which we rotate between Hollister and Truckee throughout the year. All ships are equipped with radios, transponders, oxygen, and electric variometers.
N21TH (VN) - Discus 2b
VN is BASA's newest glider in the fleet. It is a 15 meter single-seater with 45:1 glide ratio that is easy to fly and the envy of the other pilots on the ramp!
N451CH - DG1000
N451CH is a modern, high-performance, two-seat sailplane with 18 meter and 20 meter wing tips. It is surprisingly easy to fly, making it a good trainer as well. It is ideal for cross-country, wave, and competition.
N505KM - DG505
N505KM is another DG ship that is quite similar to N451CH. It is also quite versatile and easy to fly. It has 20 meter and 18 meter wing tips, which allow both high-performance and aerobatic flying!
N106DS - SZD51-1 (Junior)
N106DS is a Club Class "Junior" with 15 meter wing span. It is a single-seat trainer, whose light weight at just 520 lb makes its climb performance hard to beat! Fixed landing gear and lack of ballast also make this a very simple craft to fly.
N599JH - Pegasus 101 AP
N599JH is a Standard Class Pegasus 101 AP with 15 meter wing span and no flaps. It offers 40:1 glide performance, good thermaling performance and a comfortable cockpit.