Maiden Flight of a Super Bird
First Flight of the Jonker JS2
Jonker Sailplanes is a leading manufacturer of sailplanes located in Potchefstroom / South Africa. The vision of this company is not less than “to produce the best gliders in the world.” Here it is: The latest release is the JS2 Revenant, a glider with a wingspan of 21 meters and capable to launch from an airport with a retractable propeller powered by a 2-stroke engine.
Gliders are the most advanced and efficient aircrafts, much more efficient than any motor-powered aircraft. The reason is that the only energy source during the flight phase is the sun and aerodynamic efficiency decides how fast you can go.
There's no real difference between competitive and recreational flying like in many other sports, or, at least, the gliders are always shaped for best performance. This means if you buy one of the latest releases for your personal flying, you would very likely sit in the same cockpit as racing pilots do. This describes how difficult it is to balance out the behaviour and responsiveness of a modern glider. It has to be configured like a formula 1 racing car while giving a recreational pilot the feedback, comfort, and safety of a luxury limousine.
TEAMS is collaborating with Jonker focusing on color and trim and Interieur elements and the use of corporate elements. In our holistic approach, we determine the touchpoints with the brand and the product and create unique 'hero-moments.' The company's demonstrator takes a special role since this is the most exposed glider and a message to the public. “We want to be recognizable and prominent,” says Uys Jonker, “but of course in a positive way.”