Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004- A Century of Flight.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
When the 1,000th Schweizer sailplane (a 2-32) was built, SAC held 57 percent of the sailplane business in the United States. But this was not to last. The all-metal SAC planes last indefinitely, and by the mid 1970s, they had nearly saturated the market. Sleek new European fiberglass sailplanes had lower prices and carried a certain cachet that domestic sailplanes did not. SAC eventually ceased production of their sailplane line. When manufacture of the model ended in 1976, a total of only 87 had been delivered. Nevertheless, the 2-32 had already earned a permanent place in soaring history, and remarkably, a 2-32 in good condition today can fetch as much as $50,000. The model is still a popular choice for commercial soaring rides, and if you go to a local soaring center to take a ride, you may find yourself in a Schweizer 2-32.
These images were taken using a GeForce 6600 GTgraphics card,
on a Pentium-4 - 3 GHz - rigged for silent running