|Manufacturer:||Schweizer Aircraft Corp, Elmira, NY|
|Maximum Passenger Payload:||450 lbs|
|Glide Ratio:||18 to 1|
|Sinking Speed:||three feet per second|
|Maximum Towing Speed:||89 Mph|
The two-seat utility sail plane was built during World War II by Schweizer Aircraft Corp, Elmira, NY, and
used as a basic trainer for glider pilots. TG-2's were used to train glider
pilots at Palmdale, CA, who then moved to advanced training in CG-4 gliders at
Victorville, CA, and finally, March Field, Riverside. The pilots then moved on
to the larger Waco built gliders for training at March Field before going
overseas. CG-4 gliders transported men and equipment into Sicily, Normandy, the
Rhine Rover crossing, Burma and Luzon in the Philippines.
The semi-cantilevered strut-braced high wing monoplane has a wing area of 210
square feet. It has an unsprung single-wheel landing gear and nose skid.
The museum glider was trucked in from Seattle and arrived in September, 1989.
This aircraft is on loan from the USAF.