Gross Sky Ghost
The third design of Akaflieg Darmstadt graduate Frank Gross, following the Akron Condor and the Baker McMillen Cader, the Sky Ghost was relatively advanced for its time. A two-place dual control glider was a relative novelty when most training was accomplished by the solo method of ground slides graduating to low hops, high hops and patterns. It had a single fixed main wheel, with a two wheel gear as an option. Gross made the first multi-place flight in the U.S. of over two hours in the Sky Ghost. An example is in the National Soaring Museum.
Span: 13.11 m / 43ft
Area: 19.97sq.m / 215sq.ft
Empty Weight: 141kg / 310lb
Structure: steel tube, fabric covered fuselage