The Endowment funf of Metod Vlach’s Airplane
Nowadays the endowment fund has already 10 replicas of historical aircrafts to be displayed. They are replicas of ultra light airplanes category. In most cases they are diminished copies or imitations of historical airplanes. The replicas´ colouring corresponds to real airplanes. The aircraft construction is either wooden or metal (mostly riveted from duralumin tubes) and coated by classic or synthetic linen. The speed of these planes is up to about 100 km/h. The engines are mostly modified from cars (Favorit, VW, Subaru) or engines for ultra light aircrafts (mostly the type Rotax). Exceptionally, historical originals of plane engines, e.g. Continental A 65, are used.
The airplanes from the Endowment Fund of Metod Vlach´s Airplane which are performed:
- Metod Vlach´s airplane
- German aircraft Grade from 1909
- English Sopwith Pup from the World War I
- French Nieuport 12 from the World War I
- German Pfalz E1 from the World War I
- American Aeronca from the inter-war period
- Czechoslovakian Racek PB6 from the inter-war period
- American Piper L4 from the World War II
- Fieseler Storch from the period of the World War II
- German sports and school aircraft Klemm L25 Hfrom the thirties
The endowment fund has sixteen pilots who not only fly the planes but also take care of them regularly and maintain them in good technical state. It is not only about regular maintenance but also about reconstruction of purchased replicas or their completion when constructing a new replica. All these people are unified by love for flying and interest for aviation history. They are then awarded by a flight in a replica which is as interesting as it was an original aircraft.