The K 7
The Schleicher K 7 “rhoene eagle” is a double-seated, mixed-construction high wing glider for beginner’s training. The wingspan is 16 m. Even though the two successors ASK 13 and ASK 21 have been on the market for quite a while, the K 7 is still very popular in many flying clubs for training purposes and is often flown by fans of vintage gliders.
In our club, the K 7 is appreciated for it’s good tempered flying behaviour and it’s easy controllability during training. Due to the low wingload, it even soars at moderate thermal lifts and hence offers a good access to gliding. Many of our pilots had their first training and solo flights with the K 7.