The DS-505 ELAN Orion is a two place high performance glider. It has a mid-mount carbon fiber wing and fiberglass fuselage. The two piece canopy give great visibility to both pilots. There are three different wing tip configurations, 17.2m, 18, and 20m. This glider is mainly used by our more experienced pilots for cross country flying and for new pilots who are further along in their training. In the 17.2m wing configuration the glider is aerobatic.
This glider is available to guests wanting to go for a High Performance Glider Ride, or the Mile-High Glider Ride, for an additional $50 charge.
This is our heavy lifter, with a useful load of 463 lb (pilot & passenger & ballast). Additionally, each seat is limited to 242 lb.
DG-505 ELAN Orion
Sandhill's DG-505 ELAN Orion N505DS