Connecticut Soaring Association member works on a glider at home
New London — Joe Palmisano, a member of the Connecticut Soaring Association based at Windham Airport, spent Thursday morning working on stripping paint and filler from the fuselage of a Schweizer 1-34 glider in the side yard of his home.
The wings of the glider are on a second trailer at another location for now.
Palmisano said the association discovered the glider was 45 pounds heavier than than the 590 pounds it weighed when it came from the factory, and the extra weight was due to the paint and filler. The association decided to get the glider back to its original company specifications.
The glider is one of two single-seat gliders that the association owns and it also owns two two-seat gliders.
For more information about the Connecticut Soaring Association go to www.ctsoaring.org.