Bücker Bü-131 Jungmann

Bücker Bü-131 Jungmann (SP-YPS) build by Air Res Aviation at the NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) 2014, Schleswig-Jagel (Germany)

The German Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann (Young man) was a 1930s basic training aircraft
which was used by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during World War II.

Back in the early 1990s Janusz Karasiewicz started to build Bücker Jungmann biplanes in Poland. The company was called Serwis Samolotow Historycznych (SSH) and they used plans and drawings from the Czech company Tatra. During World War II with Czechoslovakia occupied by the Germans the Tatra factory had licensed built Bücker Bü-131 Jungmann for the Luftwaffe as the T-131. In 2006 Janusz Karasiewicz was killed in a FK-12 Comet accident at Bydgoszcz. Production continued until 2010 by which time approx 30 Jungmann had been built by SSH - the production rights were sold on in 2011 to Air Res Aviation.

A new Jungmann (SP-YPS - c/n PA201) was finished this year and tested flights started on 29/04/2014 at Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport, Poland. Currently the plane is based at Sylt, Germany.

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