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Western PGK-1 Hirondelle

Performance & specifications:

Construction material:Wood
Number of seats:2
Wing area:120 sqft
Stall speed:55 mph (89 kph)
Cruise speed:145 mph (233 kph)
Empty weight:933 lbs (423 kg)
Gross weight:1475 lbs (669 kg)
Western PGK-1 Hirondelle

PGK-1 Hirondelle`s description

The Western PGK-1 Hirondelle is a Canadian two-seat aircraft for cross country and recreational flying, designed by Western Aircraft Supplies to be home built. The name is French for the Swallow, and the model designation includes the initials of the designers Jean Peters, Glenn Gibb, and John Kopala.

  • Horsepower: 100 hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 30 gal
  • Range: 521 nm
  • Ceiling: 12,500 ft
  • Takeoff Distance: 750 ft
  • Landing Distance: 900 ft
  • Useful Load: 531 lbs
  • Wingspan: 26 ft
  • Length: 20.58 ft
  • Height: 6.42 ft


Crash of home-built plane injures 77-year-old pilot

Video flying

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EW:858 lbs (389 kg)
MTOW:1197 lbs (543 kg)
Vs0:52 mph (84 kph)
Vc:138 mph (222 kph)
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