The Schweizer LNS-1 (or SGS 2-8) was a training glider developed during the Second World War to train new Army Air Corps, Navy and Marine Corps Pilots. Simply known as “The Schweizer Two-Place”, it was used by the Marine Corps at Page Field on Parris Island, South Carolina. The program started in January of 1942 and was designed to teach basic flying skills to young Marines before they learned to fly other types of aircraft. Unfortunately the program was not successful and was terminated in less than a year, chiefly due to the fact that it was made of aluminum and steel, which were considered precious metals. Schweizer, the manufacturer of this aircraft, was started here in Elmira and the plant was located on the nearby Elmira-Corning Regional Airport.
Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is going to Mars!
For the month of January, as we make final preparations for the Wings of Eagles Mars Base Eagle exhibit, we will be OPEN TO THE PUBLIC only on Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM or by appointment for school/group tours.
339 Daniel Zenker Drive
Horseheads, NY 14845
Tour our 25,000 sq ft hangar with aircraft on display inside and outside. Experience our collection through static displays, self guided mobile tours and flight simulators. Take home a momento from our Gift Shop to remember your visit and grab a bite to eat at the Wings Cafe. ‹more›