Slingsby Type 51 Dart production list


T.51 Dart - initial version with 15m span and fixed undercarriage. First flight on 26.11.63. Renamed Dart 15 when later versions were introduced.
Dart 17 - span increased to 17m. First flown Nov 1964.
Dart 15/17 - one-off with interchangeable 15m/17m wingtips
Dart 17R - Retractable undercarriage and reduced wing incidence
Dart 15W - Two aircraft with Wortmann wing section and two-piece canopy built for the 1968 World Championships. First flown 29.03.68.
Later converted to Dart 17W, then to 17WR with 17m span and retractable undercarriage
Chard Osprey - Used a Dart fuselage (Slingsby c/n 1457), with a new wing designed by Keith Chard, first flown 15.5.66;
rebuilt as Osprey 2 in 1975: BGA 2021

Type Ser No. Reg 1 Reg 2 Reg 3 Reg 4 / Remarks
- 1405 BGA 1187 G-DBSA
First flown 26.11.63; Aston Down - "BSA"
- 1421 BGA 1139

Landing accident, Barford St.John 17.7.00
- 1423 BGA 1164 RAFGSA 334 BGA 1164 Stored at Shipdham - "T51"
-; 17 1424 BGA 1160 9J-GAJ ?

- 1425 BGA 1166 RAFGSA 335 BGA 1166 Crashed on approach, Sutton Bank 30.8.06
- 1429 BGA 1181 G-DBRU
Eaglescott - "BRU"
- 1430 BGA 1180 G-DBRT
Marham - "BRT"
- 1431 BGA 1184

Crashed, Banbury 7.6.65
- 1434 BGA 1185 G-DBRY
Kirton in Lindsey - "BRY"
- 1435 BGA 1186

Stored, Bicester
- 1437 BGA 1188 N88966
Crashed on approach, Odessa, TX 15.7.95
- 1438 BGA 1190

Cancelled
- 1439 BGA 1198

Cross Hayes - "597"
- 1440 N6569C

Crashed, Milpitas, CA 7.2.76
- 1441 BGA 1195 N7701

17 1445 BGA 1197 G-DBSL
Tibenham - "BSL"
15 1446 JA2070


15 1454 BGA 1206

Stored, Rufforth - "BSV"
15 1458 BGA 1233 HB-826 BGA 1233 N989R; N989RT; N747MA
15 1459 BGA 1207

Tibenham - "BSW"
17R 1469 BGA 1240 G-DBUF
Chipping - "366"
17R 1470 BGA 1245

Destroyed by fire, Lyveden 16.9.03
15/17 1471 G-ATEO N179E
Sparks, Nevada - "9E"
17R 1477 BGA 1250

Stored
17R 1478 BGA 1247

Damaged, Enstone 25.7.98
17R 1479 BGA 1260 N531F

15R 1480 BGA 1261 Rhodesia 39 (Zimbabwe) Stored, Gweru
17R 1483 BGA 1262 G-IKAH
Sandhill Farm - "61"
17R 1484 BGA 1264 RAFGSA 349
Crashed, Colerne 14.8.68
17R 1485 BGA 1265 G-DBVH
Halesland - "BVH"
17R 1486 BGA 1266

At Keevil for restoration
15 1487 BGA 1268

Fuselage stored at Shipdham - "404"
17R 1489 N1117D


17R 1492 BGA 1269

Stored, Selby
17R 1495 BGA 1290 G-DBWJ
Wormingford - "317"
17R 1497 BGA 1292

Spun on launch, Gransden Lodge 26.7.93
17R 1498 N209K

Broke up in flight, Whitwell, TN 20.3.88
17 1499 BGA 1294 N7477V

17R 1500 BGA 1293 G-DBWM
Kenley - "182"
17R 1501 BGA 1295 G-DBWP
Talgarth - "17R"
17R 1502 BGA 1298 G-DBWS
"517"
17R 1503 N6175D N617SD

15 1505 BGA 1296 G-DBWO
Wormingford - "BWO"
17R 1507 N531G

Under restoration, Marcellus, NY
15R 1508 BGA 1299

Stored, Bicester - "163"
15R 1509 BGA 1310 G-DBXE
Currock Hill - "BXE"
17R 1511 I-TOTI

Cremona, Italy
17R 1512 BGA 1312 G-DBXG
Saltby - "686"
17R 1513 N1271


17R 1516 BGA 1313 G-DBXH G-DRRT Brentor - "D17"
17R 1517 BGA 1316 G-DRAT
Feshiebridge - "121"
17R 1518 BGA 1330

Fuselage at Keevil - "BYA"
17R 1519 BGA 1314

Broke up in flight, Charing 1.9.84
17R 1521 BGA 1317

Dunstable - "9A"
17R 1523 BGA 1318 VH-IZO

17R 1524 N281V

Broke up in flight, Portola, CA 3.7.71
17R 1526 BGA 1332 G-DBYC
Snitterfield - "BYC"
17R 1527 ZK-GEZ

Drury, New Zealand
15 1528 UB0001

Defence Services Museum, Naypyitaw, Myanmar
15 1529 Burma


15 1531 Burma


17R 1533 BGA 1333

Spun in, River Dee, Aberdeenshire 27.5.73
17R 1535 BGA 1336 RAFGSA BGA 1336 G-DBYG, Rufforth - "225"
15 1537 Burma


17R 1562 BGA 1337

Crashed on field landing approach, Neenton, Shropshire 28.8.89
17R 1563 BGA 1356

"BZC"; cancelled
17R 1567 BGA 1362 G-DBZJ
Long Mynd - "BZJ"
17R 1570 BGA 1359 G-DBZF
Ridgewell - "311"
17R 1580 BGA 1361

Shipdham - "406"
17R 1582 BGA 1363

Crashed, Tours-le-Roux, France 21.7.96
17R 1610 CF-OAK C-FOAK

15W 1611 BGA 1400 G-DCAZ
Modified to 17W, then 17WR. Bicester - "500"
15W 1612 BGA 1401 G-DCBA
Modified to 17W, then 17WR; Snitterfield - "679"






17R DG/51/01 BGA 1975 G-DDBB
Built from parts by Greenfly Aviation; Wormingford - "DBB"
15 D 508 VH-GTQ

Under restoration, Boonah, Australia
15 FMD 87 ZK-GDV

Crashed near Blenheim 18.10.98
15 FMD 88 ZK-GDW

Kit built by F M Dunn; Drury, New Zealand
15 FMD 89 ZK-GDZ

Kit built by F M Dunn
15 FMD 93 ZK-GEA

Kit built by F M Dunn; crashed on approach, Thames 10.3.08
15 FMD 98 ZK-GEE

Crashed, Centennial Park, Taupo 5.6.77
17R FMD 95 ZK-GEN

Crashed, Eyrewell State Forest, near Christchurch 4.5.66
17R FMD 105 ZK-GEO

Crashed, Wigram 20.6.70
17R S.S. 14 ZK-GEQ VH-GLT
Built from kit by Ian Pryde / Sailplane Services. Based at Benalla



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