1937 Kirby Kite

The Collection’s exhibit

Built by Slingsby Sailplanes Ltd this Kite (subsequently allocated the identification BGA 310 by the British Gliding Association) received its first Certificate of Airworthiness in 1937. By 1974 it had been acquired by Michael Maufe and remained in his family, flown by Michael and his son Anthony, until bought by the Shuttleworth Trust in 2011.

During the Maufes’ ownership, in 1982, the glider was extensively rebuilt, using the fuselage, port wing and elevator from another Kite, BGA327, but retained the BGA310 identity.

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