Bowlus 1-S-2100

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross
Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross "Falcon" (2).jpg
Role Single-seat Glider
National origin United States
Manufacturer Bowlus Sailplane Company Ltd
Designer William Hawley Bowlus
First flight 1933
Number built 6

The Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross was a 1930s single-seat glider designed by William Hawley Bowlus for Bowlus Sailplane Company Ltd. The aircraft is based on a prototype glider the "Super Sailplane" designed by Bowlus, and instructor Martin Schempp, built by students at the Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute.[1]


Data from [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Wingspan: 61 ft 9 in (18.82 m)
  • Wing area: 204.75 ft2 (19 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 18.72
  • Empty weight: 340 lb (154 kg)
  • Gross weight: 520 lb (236 kg)


See also[edit]

Related lists


  1. ^ "Bowlus 1-S-2100 Senior Albatross "Falcon"". Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  2. ^ Bowlus 1-S-2100 in Sailplane Directory.


  • Coates, Andrew, Jane's World Sailplanes and Motorgliders. London. Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd., 1978. ISBN 0-354-01119-7
  • Simons, Martin. Sailplanes 1920 - 1945 (Volume 1). Eqip Werbung & Verlag Gmbh (2004) ISBN 3-9806773-4-6

External links[edit]