The description with the aircraft states:
"The Slingsby Gull was one of the best gliders produced in the World before World War II.
It was the first high performance glider brought to Australia, and it set a number of records from 1939 including the first glider flight in Australia of more than 100 miles (160 km).
The Slingsby Type 12 Gull 1 Prototype first flew in April 1939. It was single seat competition glider using the latest technology and aeronautical knowledge to achieve the highest possible performance.
The price was £188. Only ten Gull 1's were made, and sixteen Gulls in all.
The RAAFA Aviation Heritage Museum gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Channel 7 Perth P/L for the long-term loan of this aircraft for display as part of our collection."(It is noted that there are small differences between this account and the details above, obtained from Wikipedia)
|Maiden flight||March 1938|
|Primary users||Competition glider pilots|