Tom purchased the kit in 1968 and finished the sailplane in 1975. It is all polished aluminum and has always been kept in its' custom built trailer. It has never been left tied out on a field, so it still has that shiny new look. Tom has flown it for approximately 100 hours in the Pearblossom, California area. Currently it is equipped with a radio, variometer, altimeter, and oxygen system. The roll-out gear includes two wing stands and a fuselage stand.