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Customer Comments

“We are delighted with the excellent launches given by our new single drum winch called Skylaunch”. “It’s like going up on rails”.
Midland Gliding Club

"On January 2nd our new twin drum Skylaunch winch arrived, the first flying day for two months. We were very pleased with the resulting launches. To the Skylaunch, all gliders seem alike”.
Bowland Forest Gliding Club

 “Our new Skylaunch winch is giving superb launches with Graham Callaway training more drivers each weekend”. 
Bath, Wilts and North Dorset Gliding Club

“There is a great deal of support and enthusiasm amongst our membership concerning the association’s decision to purchase a fleet of Skylaunch winches”.

“I am pleased to inform you that the Army Gliding Association has resolved to seek funding grants with a view to purchase 2 of your excellent Skylaunch winches after examining all the competing options”.
Army Gliding Association

“Our new Skylaunch winch has had a dramatic effect on launches (and some members)”.<
Northumbria Gliding Club

“Our Skylaunch winch is dwarfed by the old Beavers but gives launches quite out of proportion to its size – it is proving very popular”.
RAF Dishforth

“We have had launch heights of 2,000 feet from our new Skylaunch winch”
Needwood Forest Gliding Club

“We have had an exceptional winter / autumn, especially with the use of our new Skylaunch”.
RAF Wattisham

“The new Skylaunch winch is a boost both for launch rate and height, particularly on our short runs”.
RAF Halton

“Our new Skylaunch winch has been delivered. We are sure it will be popular with our visitors”. “Now our Skylaunch is fully commissioned, we’ve made excellent launches in light winds and cross winds, which tended to be more difficult with the old system”. “We managed to launch a K8 to more than 2,700 feet using one of our Skylaunch winches, a club record I think”.
Cotswold Gliding Club 

“In April a Skylaunch came for a day to provide a demonstration. Its performance in nil wind was appreciated, especially by instructors in K-21s who got 200-300 feet extra compared to our Tosts”.
Wyvern Gliding Club

“Our new Skylaunch is already giving us superbly smooth launches”. 
RAF Keevil 

“The new Skylaunch winch is proving excellent to operate and seems to have reduced wire and ferrule usage”. “We are now the proud users of a Skylaunch winch. This is an amazing piece of kit”. “It is a great pleasure to have the Skylaunch winch at Shenington. What a smooth operating piece of kit this is and surely the best thing to happen to Shenington in recent years."
Shenington Gliding Club  

“Our new Skylaunch winch provides excellent launches on plastic rope for all types of gliders in all conditions. Launches of nearly 2,000 foot are not unknown in the best conditions”.
Denbigh Gliding Club 

“We are getting more interest in members learning to drive our refurbished winch, which now has a comfortable weather proof cab, settings for the wind speed and glider type and an engine that runs on LPG giving us launches at roughly half the cost.  A big thank you to Skylaunch”. (RE-ENGINEERED TOST WINCH)
Dorset Gliding Club 

“We have had one of our Tost winches refurbished and modified by Skylaunch with very pleasing results – we now have a less maintenance-intensive means of achieving our famous 2,000 ft launches”.
Shalbourne Gliding Club

Glider was ASK 21 with two pilots, towing distance 1,450m.  Wind was variable, from 0 – 7.5 m/s.  Release altitudes varied between 720 – 780m.  We got 780m even with almost zero wind!  Every test pilot had a broad smile on their faces after flight, they reported that launch was a real pleasure, smooth but powerful.
Hyvinkään Ilmailukerho (Finland)

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