SZD-9bis Bocian-1E

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SZD-9bis Bocian-1E
Type Glider
Author(s) AJ MacLeod
Status Development
Download Download the SZD-9bis Bocian-1E aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).
J3 pulls a Bocian (see Howto: Do aerotow over the net)

The SZD-9bis Bocian-1E is a modified version of the Polish glider or sail-plane SZD-9 Bocian, including straight wing-tips, a two part canopy and shock absorbing gear. It was first produced in 1967.

Handling notes

Unlike most other glider aircraft in FG, in the bocian "full throttle" equals airbrake fully out and "idle throttle" equals closed airbrakes.


  • Crew: 1 pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.80 m (58 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 20.0 m2 (215 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 15.8
  • Empty weight: 345 kg (761 lb)
  • Gross weight: 540 kg (1,191 lb)


  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 26
  • Rate of sink: 0.82 m/s (161 ft/min


Aircraft help

Key Function
Throttle Control airbrakes (full throttle=full airbrakes)
Ctrl+w Place winch 1000m in front of aircraft
W Open winch-hook
w Start winching
Ctrl+o Find aircraft for aerotow (must be within 60m)
o Lock aerotow hook
O Open aerotow hook

Related content

External Links

the former manufacturer's website (SZD Allstar)