OK-JCA, No. 839, Gliding Aerobatic Club, Benešov airfield, Czech Republic, 2020
This aircraft was manufactured as Z-126 version and got the matriculation OK-JHJ. It was rebuilt as Z-226M and MS later in 1999.
At the same time Jičín Aero Club bought it and used as a towing aircraft until 2012. The next user, Gliding Aerobatic Club of Miloš
Ramert brought it in 2012. There, the exhaust silencer was fitted due to the proximity of Benešov town, as well as the touristic
area around the Konopiště castle. On the rudder, the sticker with Rumcajz illustration was placed by Jičín Aero Club members,
as the city is Centrepoint of the fairy-tale about this fictional person. At the time it was sold to GAC the sticker was already faded
out significantly. For the appearance of the aircraft as it was used during its Jičín era, you may use the full-color decal of the
figure (marked by “a” suffix). The spinner was blue at the time and exhaust was not fitted with the silencer.
OK-MPA, No. 246, Aero Club Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic, 2019
Trenér No. 246 was manufactured in 1958 and was registered in December the same year as the Z-226B towing special with rear
controls only. It flies with the Frýdlant nad Ostravicí Aero Club from 2009, when it was brought from Havlíčkův Brod Aero Club.
During overhaul in 1989 the M-137 engine was installed and the V-503A automatic pitch-control propeller as well. Thus, together
with other necessary changes it was brought to the standard of Z-226MS. The aircraft was used in various gliding contests as
the tow, two of them, the Euroglide 2008 and 2012 are commemorated by stickers on the left side of the vertical fin. The exhaust
silencer was installed by Frýdlant Aero Club to keep the noise levels low.
OK-JGT, No. 804, private owners, Rakovník airfield, Czech Republic, 2021
Unusual colors of the OK-JGT make it very attractive, and the matriculation gave it the nickname „Jogurt“ (yoghurt in Czech). The
aircraft was manufactured as Z-126 and served with various Aero Clubs in the Central Bohemia region. For some time, it was
used by Aero Club operating from international airport Praha – Ruzyně. It was modified to the Z-226MS standard in 1998 and
brought by group of private owners later. They operate it from the Rakovník airfield today.
INFO Eduard - December 2021