Endowment Fund of Metod Vlach

The Endowment funf of Metod Vlach’s Airplane

Nearly 100 years later in 2001, the city of Mladá Boleslav established the ENDOWMENT FUND OF METOD VLACH’S AIRPLANE and the Aeroklub Mladá Boleslav lent space in hangar for newly constructed replica of Vlach´s aircraft from 1912. Thanks to public presentation of this aircraft replica, historically the first period airshow was organized in 2002.

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:

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.