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The miniLAK received the EASA Type Certificate. 

On December 22, 2020, the European Aviation Safety Agency issued the Type Certificate for the LAK-17B FES mini. 

World Records in the miniLAK 

During July 2020 miniLAK co-owner Phil Rose made a number of spectacular flights in the miniLAK. Validation of records is pending. Look here for maps, statistics, and more.

miniLAK self launchers come to America

BLANIK AMERICA
has started delivering the long-awaited miniLAKfes self launchers to America.


miniLAK flown to a new European record !!!

FAI has ratified the following Class D (Glider) European record:
Claim number : 19036
Sub-class : D13.5 / 13.5m Class Gliders
Category : General
Type of record : Free distance using up to 3 turn points
Course/location : Leszno (Poland)
Performance : 781.7 km
Pilot : Christoph Matkowski (Poland)
Glider : LAK 17 MINI FES / Lithuanian Aviation Construction / Sportinė Aviacija ir Ko
Date : 14.08.2019
Previous record : 697,8 km (21.07.2019 - Hannu Nurmiranta, Finland)

FAI congratulates the pilot on this splendid achievement. Christoph Matkowski flew the miniLAK to a new European record. It was his first flight in the miniLAK. He just self-launched and started the task, while others were waiting for a towplane. CONGRATULATIONS!



miniLAK self launchers come to America

BLANIK AMERICA has started delivering the long-awaited miniLAKfes self launchers to America.


Congratulations to new owner of miniLAKfes self launcher, Justin Shaw. Look at the happy grin on his face.

Photos courtesy of Justin Shaw. Click on the images for larger view.


One of the new miniLAK owners, Jamie Shore, has been kind enough to permit us to share with you his experiences. See for yourself by logging onto OLC and view Jamie's flights.


How are the L-13 Blaniks modified to lift the A.D. grounding?
Click here for a report by Flying Revue taking the peek at the backstage of Blanik Aircraft CZ manufacturer.




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