What is a Motor Glider?
Gliders – otherwise known as sailplanes – have a variety of methods of getting airborne. One of these methods is self-launch using a suitable engine.
EASA describes motor gliders under two definitions, both of which are sailplanes;
- Self-launching sailplane (for example a DG400)
- Touring Motor Glider (for example a G109B)
The UK ANO captures both self-launching sailplanes and TMGs under a different, national definition, i.e. Self Launching Motor Glider, referred to commonly as ‘SLMG’.
Pilot Training and Licensing
Conduct of Field Landing Training – operating guidance for instructors