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F-CALI       sn. 239       year: 0 Serres/La-B�tie-Montsal�on (LFTM)

D-6615; F-CJGM; D-6015
Since 2019 I am the owner of the Calif A21S serial number 239. It is now registered F-CALI (ex F-CJGM then D-6015). It is based at the aerodrome in the Hautes-Alpes in France. Former owner of a two-seater side by side wood and canvas, the CARMAM M200, it is with bohneur that I continued with the side by side by buying the Calif.
Some videos here:
and others on my youtube channel: Youtube-video

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D-0257       sn. 257go       year: 1996 Segelfluggelände Radevormwald -Leye

After 13 year storaged in Tocumwal, the newest Calif 257GO assembled from Gomolzig late 1990 is back to Germany.

Jeroen Bakker found this glider and transfered to Europe 2014.
Peter Gomolzig and his Company checked the gilder, complet with Instrument and make ready to fly and now it is on the german register as D-0257

Website Radevormwald

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D-2022       sn. 222       year: 1974

was before: F-CIKE
F-CIKE flies again! but change the sign.
It was based in Romorantin, operated by French Air Force (FN). Then flying in South West of France in Nogaro.
Sincerely Jean-Luc Clavel
Now it change to Germany.... by Steffen

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D-2034       sn. 234       year: 0

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D-2194       sn. 229       year: 10 Belgium - EBKH

was before: I-CCCP
The yellow bird was the creation of Calif enthousiast Nino Paulini . He brought this glider to the highest level. New paint job , dark blue luxury interior , sealed to make it quieter and more comfortable and a new custom build Cobra trailer . After years of perfect maintenance Nino offered Steven Van Loven & Bart France the chance to fulfill a dream . The glider changed hands and has now home base Aeroclub Keiheuvel Belgium. Steven & Bart are Calif enthusiasts and participate at the successful Calif meetings with their Ladies Conny & Christa. This Calif has a level of perfection and is build in 1974 sn 229 with 800 h flight time. We call it " The Bentley of the sky" ... a luxury high performance side by side dream machine.

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D-2267       sn. 230       year: 1976 Kempten - Durach (D)

Hallo Georg,
deine Calif-Zusammenstellung finde ich super! Ich fliege den Calif in Kempten-Durach. Ein interessanter Flugbericht: hier
Es war ein unbeschreibliches Erlebnis. Jeder der schon einmal versucht hat, abends Frau und Kinder mit den Eindrücken des Tages zu Überfluten", weiss dass man solche Tage mit Worten nicht beschreiben kann. Das ist für mich ein Grund, Calif zu fliegen.

Der Calif steht bei schnellem Wetter einem DUO-Discus oder einer DG 1000 wahrscheinlich nicht viel nach. Dafür ist er für einen Bruchteil des Geldes zu bekommen und der Spass des Side-by-Side-Fliegens ist einfach unschlagbar. Alpenfliegen mit dem Calif ist das Grösste!
Nebeneinander sitzend lässt sich die Begeisterung verdoppeln.

Schöne Grüsse
Erik (Kurtz)

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D-6462       sn. 217       year: 1997 Kirn (D)

was before: I-VIZP
(der ROTE)
Wir hatten unseren Califen zu dritt im November 2005 gekauft und am 1. Januar 2006 den 1. Start auf einer schneebedeckten Bahn. Ich habe mir einige Umbauten vorgenommen. Die Sitzschale ist gerade (2006/07) in der Entwurfsphase und ich werde mit der Herstellung bald beginnen.
Eine neue TEK-Düse ist auch schon an der Seitenflosse.

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D-6600       sn. 238       year: 1977

was before: I-CEUD;
Dieser Calif war vorher in Frankreich F-CEUD und dann in der Schweiz (Willing), dann bis Mai 2011in Bozen, "dem Tor zu den Dolomiten" zu Hause (Georg Tschager).
Nun ist er nach Vielbrunn im Odenwald gezogen. Segelflugplatz ( FSCM)
Die Bilder sind noch die von den Dolomiten.... die neuen werden dann noch folgen, sowie ein Statement von Peter .....

Als immer noch begeisterter Calif-Fan werde ich die Webseite weiter betreuen.
movie landing

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D-6614       sn. 231       year: 0 SERRES (France) (von Klaus Ohlmann)

was before: I-VIZP
Hallo Georg,
eine schöne Webpage hast Du da. Ich habe nichts dagegen, dass Du meinen Califen abbildest. Die Bilder sind allerdings von Claus-Dieter Zink. Er ist professioneller Fotograf und stellt diese Bilder zur Verfügung......

Liebe Grüsse Klaus Ohlmann"
weitere Bilder von Ohlmanns'Calif sind auf der Website von Claus Dieter Zink zu finden....

Lieber Klaus, ich hoffe dass dein weltbekanntes gelbes Stück wieder in die Luft kommt; wie sieht es damit aus?!?

D-6616       sn. 243       year: 1978 EDPU / Bartholomä

von P.J. Becker (mit ca. 1300 Std.) nach Wanlo und nun zu Tim nach Stuttgart.

Er wird mit großem Arbeitsaufwand auf Vordermann gebracht.

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D-6635       sn. 245       year: 1978 Reinsdorf

Im April 2001 habe ich das Flugzeug aus Venezuela von dem einzigen Segelflugverein des Landes Planeadores Altagracia C.A. gekauft und nach Deutschland geholt.
Das Flugzeug hatte bis dahin 34 Stunden Flugzeit und 49 Landungen absolviert. Die Luftwaffe Venezuela hatte 1978 drei Calif A21S gekauft, von denen nur einer mit der Werk-Nr..: 245 vom venezolanischen Segelflugverein erworben wurde. Die anderen beiden Flugzeuge sind nicht mehr vorhanden.
Die Fa. Gomolzig hat uns die Fahrwerkswarnung wieder in Betrieb gesetzt. Jeder Calif war damit ausgerüstet. Die Schaltung kann auch übermittelt werden.

Herzliche Grüße aus Brandenburg

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F-CHHF       sn. 218       year: 1976 Les Ailes Dauphinoises at Cessieu ???

based in Aero club Les Ailes Dauphinoises at Cessieu ???
pls send me more info
the webmaster

F-CHPV       sn. 246       year: 1981

I will be happy to meet you by this web site. I'm calif owner years ago, and since the beginning I had looked for find information about Calif in general.
My Calif is the last which had been built with set of parts of last Caproni production by this fact it had some differences with standard calif released its first flight in 1991. Since it had had three owners. Now it's my Calif. And it is based at Buno in south of Paris for 50 kms. If you want to know Buno there is the link
it's beautiful airfield in south of Paris near the Fontainebleau forest.
For this beginning of year my mince activity is to build a new trailer to replace the original trailer who was near to brake down in parts.
I hope to finish at the beginning of June and could do long ride other the country. The Calif is not easy to fit. So I create some tools to fit PV and now I can do it alone.
I joint some pictures and I will be very happy to have a little place on your web site.
my fight to Monte Rosa in connection by the meeting 2012 at Calcinate
Fred.Dautreppe (05/2007) <>

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Wir trauern um unseren Freund ERICH der uns im April 2017 leider allzufrüh verlassen hat

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April 2017,
With great sadness we got the news our dear Friend Erich von Känel from Swiss has suddenly passed away to soon . Erich was a great man, skillet gliderpilot, a real Caproni Calif glider enthousiast, but most important a fantastic friend ! We would have meet again in just 2 weeks from will be for an other time ....
Our thoughts are with his wife Nanette .

G-CKNC       sn. 240       year: 1977 Lasham - UK

was before: F-CEUE at Vinon
the only Calif registered in the UK. is combined from two Califs that Vinon originally bought in 1977, and which had sustained damage.
Lasham is probably the biggest gliding club in the world, with 700 members. It is open 364 days of the year, and the restaurant opens at 8 am every day. There are 7 professional instructors in the summer and 2 in thewinter, two winches and 5 tugs planes.

I am one of the new owners of Calif 240, Registration G-CKNC. After being badly damaged in an accident in 2008 myself and a friend spent 4 years rebuilding and repairing her. The first flight after repair was in 2016.
We would like to stay in touch and perhaps come along to one of your meetings another year. 2018 will not be possible for us though.
Picture from final glide over the South Coast of England to the Isle of Wight. two launching grids during the national competition

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I-IVCB       sn. 251       year: 1980 LUCCA - Tassignano ITALY

ti ringrazio per il pregevole tentativo di censire i Calif e ti invio alcune informazioni del mio Calif.

Ho acquistato anni fa il Calif 21 marche dall Aeroclub di Padova e attualmente volo a Lucca Tassignano.
Il velivolo è in perfette condizioni con circa 700 ore di volo (2008).

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OE-5700       sn. 253       year: 1981 Spitzerberg - LOAS

Ein ganz originell bemalter Calif

Geflogen von Wolfgang Oppelmayer und Rudi Wenighofer ...,

Hier im 3-Ländereck Slowakei/Ungarn/ Österreich an der Donau gelegen die Wiege des Österreichischen Segelfluges ?
würde es euch sicher gefallen.

Ich habe das erfolgreiche VGC ( Vintage Glider Club) Treffen 2011 hier bei uns organisiert.

Leider haben wir uns entschlossen unseren roten "Alfa Romeo" Califen zu verkaufen.

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PH-1126       sn. 250       year: 0

Tapis Volant wich is French for flying carpet is a group of six glider pilots from Holland
The reason for our name is because of the name Calif, a Caliph is an oriental head of state with a turban and a waterpipe perhaps so the avarage guy who flies flying carpets.
The real reason for the name Calif is that it is a mixture of the constructors first names Carlo and Livio. Anyway,in 1996 the idea was born to buy a Calif and in 1997 our syndicate was founded. Through internet several options where found and we bought the one for sale in Ferrara, Italy from the Aeroclub "Mario Naldini". Before this we had flown the demo Calif from Gomolzig Flugzeugbau in Schwelm (Germany) who can assemble 6 new Califs from all the parts he has. And now after years of flying it we are still very happy with this extrordinary glider. That has proven to be at least speaking for myself the the ultimate in flying pleasure. Sure there are much better two seaters but it's worth a few L/D points to sit side by side. (compared to a Duo-Discus it is only 1,5 l/d points) And the reason for this page is that I discovered when looking for a Calif for sale that there was no source of information on it on the internet .
So I started and got good feedback on it and it was very usefull in exchanging experiences with other A21S pilots all over the world. video"

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PT-PEK       sn. 233       year: 1977 Brasil

Hi George,
It is a pleasure make contact with other owner of this wonderful machine.
Since a long time, I was wondering if one day I would have this plane, now it is real.
I imagine how beatiful must be fliyng at the alps, if you have any pictures, send some please.
give the complete direction of the website, so I can insert the pictures and statement, at the site.
( i am with blue shirt), if you wish, be my guest and insert them.

Here are PT-PEK, with about 400 hours fliyed, and PT-PEJ (at maintence)

Best regards,
Bruno Nogueira Rodrigues

N206CA       sn. 206       year: 1972 USA

sale in year 2005 owner mr Ray Williams. I sold May 2006 to San Antonio Texas. They had too much assembly help and some one tightened the (Bottom right wing pin) The right wing separated on lift off and destroyed the glider but saved the occupants.

SN 206 was my first Caproni and now the USAF TG-12. I sold it to the Boeing Co. and they used it on a flight test program for a missile seeker. The nose cone was replaced with a Radome and the seeker was mounted in front of the pilot. The USAF obtained the glider at the end of the program. They had it restored to original configuration upon returning it to Tehachapi. Soon to be retired to the USAF Museum at Edwards Air Force Base.glider during the 1980's.
It is currently in it's trailer at the Tehachapi Mountain Valley Airport where they conduct their glider training. It is scheduled to be installed into the museum later this year,


N210CA       sn. 210       year: 1972 USA Rebuild as the Jet

Dave "Hammer" Harris and I had met a few times before, first in discussions about his beautiful BD-5J, which he flies for air shows and as a target for military fighters. When Dave mentioned that he'd have his custom Caproni A-21J in Ephrata in June, I looked forward to the opportunity to check it out.
Dave is an outstanding aviation craftsman, and he felt the jet engine installation in the original Caproni A-21Js left something to be desired. He designed, fabricated and built his own custom jet engine installation in his A-21J, and the result is a work of art.

We quickly taxied to the concrete end of the Ephrata glider launch ramp, and "pushed it up" for a nice rapid acceleration to takeoff speed. Even though the small jet only puts out about 200 pounds of thrust, we quickly established a 1500 FPM climb rate and blasted out of the local area.
The Caproni A-21J is an amazing sailplane. Most glider pilots long for the freedom of a self-launching sailplane, but when you add the "sound of freedom" of a jet engine, and the impressive launch, climb and cruise capability it affords, you definitely know you've moved up a level.

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N2CG       sn. 209       year: 1972 Hemet USA

The Caproni in Stanton is located at the Hemet airport and is stored in a small hanger with rodent damage
and probably no longer air worthy.


N40171       sn. 201       year: 1972 USA

Owned by the Mississippi Unif,MS,USA

Is still in use to do airflow-testprograms.

Sorry, it was lost last year when fog developed prior to landing and they hit a stump on landing.

N72312       sn. 228       year: 1975 Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

I purchased #228 from Alan Smith. What a coincident to have a Calif for sale in my home state of South Carolina, only 2.5 hours away! The glider came with a nice Cobra trailer which really proved its worth on a long road trip last year to Moriarty, New Mexico (1,500 miles each way!).
The instrument panel was modified slightly - I installed a PowerFLARM and a transponder. In addition, I installed a Mountain High O2 system, which came in handy while flying in New Mexico. The thermals there take you up to 18,000ft, the legal limit for VFR flights in the US.

Best regards,
Uli Neumann

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N821NL       sn. 257       year: 0 USA

This A21SJ StarShip was the last of the Jet Caproni aircraft produced by the factory.
It was bought in 1984 by D. Reiser in the USA, and was flown in the Andes Expedition in 1986. Badly damaged in an offloading accident on the dock of Los Angeles, the ship was brought to me at Techsoar for a complete repair and upgrade. The project was completed 9 months later, now having new fuel cell, uprated (125 kg thrust TRS-18-056-1 engine), profiled wings, new polyurethane paint, landing gear components and so on.
The ship was put into storage in 1993; I bought the aircraft from the estate in 2008 and have now finished refurbishing the bird for flight sometime this month (October 2008). Another fuel cell installed, "gommis" and soforth.
I will upgrade the instrument panel soon, with LX computers and Dynon "glass" horizon instruments, as well as suitable transponder gear. I am looking forward to some true XC work with her!

Nick Leonard

To pay tribute to Mr. Carlo Ferrarin: 2 movies -one of the original Jet A21SJ and a other of the C22 small jet.

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N821SJ       sn. 220       year: 10 USA

was before: I_JETT
the first of the production Jets. Powered with a 100 KG thrust Microturbo, this aircraft was the airshow demonstrator for the factory.
It was bought by Dick Reiser and imported into the USA. Mostly unused, it was brought to me ( Techsoar) for a complete rebuild.
New fuel cell, paint in polyurethane ( all white at the moment), Microturbo inspection ( at the factory in France)and new "gommis" completed the project. I bought the aircraft several years ago, and have up-graded the instrument panel. The glider will probably be put up for sale soon, as I now own # 257, and cannot keep both.

Nick Leonard

a historical video here... here...

N9024U       sn. 236       year: 0

Here's a nice pic with Dave Morss, a picture in memory of our deceased friend Pedro De La Serna.

VH-GCM       sn. 223       year: 1975 AUSTRALIA > Tocumwal Calif A-21SJA !!

was before: D-2118
Owned by Mr Christopher Corrigan.. bought from Germany in 1995 after extensive re-building with parts from 5 Capronis making one whole sailplane.
Re-designated A21SJA in June 2000 fitted with a Microturbo TRS18-046-1 jet.
This jet conversion differed significantly from the previous factory produced "Jet Capronis" with better takeoff performance and other improvements. VH-GCM is being used in the development of small jet engines aimed at self launching sailplanes and small sporting aircraft.
That project is a joint project between Mr Corrigan and Aviation and General Engineering GCM is available for demonstration toany interested glider pilot visiting Australia.

Mike Burns Proprietor Aviation and General Engineering - Tocumwal Australia
video on youtube: watch-v=9yuZ3UBuNoQ


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VH-GUB       sn. 255       year: 1996 AUSTRALIA - Tocumwal, NSW

was before: D-6631
Number 255 is coming back to active duty at Southern Riverina Gliding Club! (2013) After manufacturing in Germany back in 1996, our Calif had around 250 hours of flying at the factory during flight performances tests and then was sold to Australia. The glider arrived in Tocumwal, New South Wales and the plan was to get equipped with a Jet Turbine. S/N 255 was in storage until last year (2011)vand our club decided to purchase it. With enormous dedication of Mr Mike Burns and Mr Ingo Renner and also with big help of club members our Calif will be used by club members for advanced Cross Country training.
Riverina Gliding Club and Ingo Renner are the new owners. The new registration marks of D-6631 is now VH-GUB.
Stay tuned for more! A warm regards from DOWN UNDER,
Zack Lutovac

Der erste aus den übernommenen Caproni Teilen zusammen gebaute Calif. Er wurde an das Trio Calif nach Neuchatel geliefert, jedoch nach kurzer Zeit beschädigt, von uns wieder instandgesetzt und 2001 an Mike Burns mit Serial Nr GO256 zusammen nach Australien verkauft. Peter Gomolzig (Flugzeug- und Maschinenbau GmbH)

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3A-MPV       sn. 12       year: 0 based in Fayence

I own the Calif 3A-MPV with a friend Michel Franchi. We were based in Fayence.
I would have liked to participate to your meeting next may.
But unfortunatly I crashed 3A-MPV in April 2007 in Challes les Eaux. The tow cable broke shortly after take off. I had no solution to land safely. Challes les Eaux airfield is in town. :-(
The Calif is destroyed but we, my copilot and myself, were both safe.
The investigation about the crash is not over and I must justify the price of the Calif.
If you have any tracks of Calif transactions in the community that would help me. (mail)


ZS-GPX       sn. 216       year: 1974 Orient Airfield (Gauteng province) South Africa

I live in South Africa and have just bought a Caproni Calif, serial number 216.
This is the last remaining Caproni Calif in South Africa.

I will be restoring the aircraft over the rest of this year and will keep you posted as the work progresses. attached some photos to give an idea of the current state of the aircraft.
I am a member of Magalies Gliding Club which is also stationed at Orient Airfield. You can find more information on the MGC website.

New photos as the work progresses regarding the restoration of my Caproni ZS-GPX. The left outer wing being subjected to Non Destructive Testing to establish the structural integrity of the aircraft. The aircraft is still in remarkably good condition after 2400 flight hours.
The only problem found was cracks in the leading edge hooking dowels as illustrated in the fourth and fifth photographs. We are currently removing all the old paint and will hopefully start repainting yearly next year. The sixth photo shows myself removing paint where there should be none. If all goes well ZS-GPX should be flying again towards March next year.

Regards, Attie Landman.

Calif - model - scale 1 : 2 !!
I-JETT       sn. 13       year: 2012 Modell scale 1:2 in Bruneck (IT)

Maßstab 1:2

Das Modell wurde Maßstabgetreu nachgebaut!! Wie I-JETT von CAPRONI
  • Gewicht 54.8 Kg
  • 28 Servos
  • Turbine Jet Cat P 180 Mit 200Nm Schub
  • Jungfern-Flug in Toblach am 17-10-2009 Video vom Erstflug - video first takeoff.

    Gruss Miki

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    Bitte melde dich, damit ich dein Calif (die nachstehenden) mit Fotos und Kommentaren ergenzen kann..

    The following Calif's told me only that they exist, but the owners until hav'nt contact me.... pity !
    Please get in touch to update your Calif (the followings) with pictures and comments.....

    D-2110       sn. 224       year: 1979

    waiting for text from owner....

    F-CHHF       sn. 218       year: 1976 Les Ailes Dauphinoises at Cessieu ???

    based in Aero club Les Ailes Dauphinoises at Cessieu ???
    pls send me more info
    the webmaster

    F-       sn. 221       year: 0 France

    Picture taken in Romorantin at the militairy base of L'arm de l'air.
    The plane is there static exposed. ( will never find a picture of this?)

    N2CG       sn. 209       year: 1972 Hemet USA

    The Caproni in Stanton is located at the Hemet airport and is stored in a small hanger with rodent damage
    and probably no longer air worthy.


    N40171       sn. 201       year: 1972 USA

    Owned by the Mississippi Unif,MS,USA

    Is still in use to do airflow-testprograms.

    Sorry, it was lost last year when fog developed prior to landing and they hit a stump on landing.

    LV-XXX       sn. 198       year: 1978 Argentina - ??