Slingsby Type 41, Skylark 2 production list


Type 37 Skylark 1 - Initial version, flown in March 1953.
Two aircraft only: BGA 725 (879) and ZS-GCD (941)

Type 41 Skylark 2 - First flown in November 1953 (originally designated the Type 37B although it had little in common with the original Type 37)
Skylark 2B - Improved version with a new canopy and other changes
Skylark 2C - Modification of a Skylark 2 (BGA 778) with various improvements by Denis Corrick & partners


Type Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Remarks
2 926 BGA 733

Under restoration - "AXB"
2 942 BGA 746 ZK-GBM

2 943 BGA 730 RAFGSA 312 BGA 730 Crashed on ridge, Bellarena 28.6.87
2 944 BGA 750

Scrapped (woodworm)
2 945 BGA 747

Stored - "AXR"
2 946 BGA 729

Bembridge - "AWX"
2 947 BGA 748

Crashed, Usk 8.9.73
2 948 N2706A CF-ZCX C-FZCX N41SL
2 949 BGA 745

Drumshade - "AXP"
2 963 BGA 802

Modified. Cancelled
2 964 VH-GFG

Cancelled
2 995 BGA 801 AGA 4 BGA 1909 BGA 801, Saltby - "AZX"
2 996 BGA 768

Cancelled
2 997 BGA 724

Modified to Skylark 2S "Phoenix". Dunstable - "AWS"
2 999 BGA 793

Under restoration, Falgunzeon
2 1000 PH-222

Langeveld
2 1001 PH-223 BGA 1600
Flew into trees on mountainside, Feshiebridge, summer .74
2 1002 PH-224

W/o, Nordhellen, Germany 7.7.63
2 1003 PH-225 RAFGGA 540 BGA 2002 Darlton - "DCE"
2 1004 PH-226

Koblenz, Germany
2 1005 PH-227

Stored, Nistelrode
2 1006 PH-228 (BGA 2085) BGA 2111 Stored at Bicester
2 1007 PH-229

W/o, Terlet 21.5.64
2 1008 PH-230 BGA 1441
Strubby - "CCS"
2 1009 PH-231

Stored, De Peel
2 1010 VH-GDO

Crashed, Narrogin, W.A. 12.6.71
2 1016 ZK-GAS

Crashed, Tara Hills, Omarama 29.12.61
2 1017 BGA 766

Spun in, Currock Hill 7.8.88
2 1044 BGA 764 LV-DCO
Stored, Cordoba
2 1048 BGA 759

Lasham - "AYD"
2 1049 S.Rhodesia CASA 035

2 1064 IDFAF 4X-GGC

2 1065 IDFAF 4X-GGD
Dumped at Beer Sheba, Israel
2 1068 PH-253 BGA 1408
Wrecked when trailer blown into river, Feshiebridge 7.12.78
2 1069 PH-254

W/o, St.Quentin, France 27.7.63
2 1070 PH-255

Collision with Prefect PH-192, Terlet 9.7.58
2 1071 PH-256

W/o, Dinxperlo 21.5.64
2 1073 BGA 778

Modified to Skylark 2C. "33", Aston Down
2 1075 BGA 774 Jordan

2 1081 BGA 779

Crashed, Upper Midhope, Yorks 14.4.68
2 1089 ZK-GBH ZK-GCM
Kit built by F M Dunn; W/o 4.6.66
2 1099 BGA 784 ZK-GBJ
Stalled and crashed near Waharoa 20.4.75
2 1104 BGA 810

Cancelled
2 1108 BGA 814

"BAM"
2 1112 BGA 826

Falgunzeon - "BAZ"
2B 1113 BGA 822

Shipdham - "BAV"
2 1128 BGA 827

Airways Airsports, Darley Moor
2B 1135 BGA 845

Bicester - "BBU"
2 1137 BGA 862 VH-GRB
Stored (damaged), Brisbane
2B 1146 RNGSA BGA 1757
Keevil - "CRX"
2 1194 BGA 899

Portmoak - "BEA"
2B 1197 BGA 872

Cancelled
2B 1199 BGA 889 ZK-GBX
Flying at Nelson, New Zealand
2B 1218 CF-ZDL C-FZDL N602ZS For restoration
2B 1220 BGA 933

Cancelled
2B 1228 BGA 918 BGA 1002
Crashed, Sutton Bank 1.5.68
2B 1233 BGA 919 ZK-GBY
Whangarei, NZ
2B 1234 BGA 923

Cancelled
2B 1248 BGA 946 RNGSA AB42
Crashed, Dallas, Morayshire 26.4.64
2B 1252 BGA 944 ZK-GCE

2B 1273 BGA 947 RNGSA BGA 947 W/o 29.4.73
2 CH.095/1 BGA 896

Built from kit by C Hurst & partners. Ridgewell - "BDX"
2B DSS.002 BGA 1549

Rebuild by Doncaster Sailplane Services. Stored, S Yorks "CHE"


Skylark 3 page

Skylark 4 page


References:

Slingsby Sailplanes - a comprehensive history of all designs, Martin Simons 1996
British Gliders and Sailplanes 1922-1970, Norman Ellison 1971
British Gliders, Phil Butler 1980
Sailplane & Gliding, Bi-monthly

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