- Registration: N56KK
- Manufacturer: DG Flugzeugbau
- Country of Orgin: Germany
- Glide Ratio: 46:1
The DG1000 is a glider of the Two Seater Class built by DG Flugzeugbau. It first flew in July 2000 at Speyer in Germany. There are four models, with 18- and 20-metre wings of HQK-51 profile. With an 18 metre span it is fully certified for aerobatics (and +7/-5 Gs); with a 20 metre span it is certified for limited aerobatics (and +5/-2.65 Gs). The retractable engine (DG1000T) is mounted on a pylon aft of the double cockpit. There is a reduction gear (2:3 to 1.0) between the engine and the two-blade carbon-fibre composite propeller. The propeller was designed and is produced by the DG factory.
Maximum speed: 270 km/h (170 mph) Maximum glide ratio: 46.5 Rate of climb: 1.3 m/s (250 ft/min) Rate of sink: 0.5 m/s (100 ft/min)