Aircraft Review

December 2016 Issue

Stemme S12: Touring and Soaring

With a Rotax 914 engine, an autopilot/EFIS and baggage space, Stemmeís S12 offers the best of two worlds.

Stemmeís Twin Voyager S12 next-generation motorglider might be the ultimate niche aircraft. Itís not intended for IFR flying and carrying more than two people is out of the question. Despite an impressive 53:1 glide ratio, itís not regarded as a competition glider, although it has set world records. But for as many things as the German-made S12 is not, it does so many things well enough that, like previous S-series models, it promises to thrive in a class of its own.

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