The Scheibe SF-25C Falke is a German side-by-side two-seater motor glider developed from the earlier
Scheibe Bergfalke glider by Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH. For the development of a side-by-side two-seater
Touring Motor Glider, Scheibe took the Bergfalke glider and re-engineered it for the installation of a small
engine. It became a new forward fuselage with an enclosed cockpit; two side-by-side seats and a 28 hp Solo
engine in the nose and was flown first in 1962. The Scheibe SF-25 Motor Falke was developed further by replacing
the Solo engine by a Hirth F10A2a engine. It first flew in May 1963 as the SF-25A Motor Falke. After an initial
batch of SF-25A Motor Falke aircraft the next model was the SF-25B Falke, with the wing position lowered;
the wing-span reduced; the under-carriage modified and the engine replaced by a 45 hp Stark 1500 engine.
The SF-25C Falke was a further development of the SF-25B with a 65 hp Limbach 1700A engine and an electric
starter. The prototype SF-25C Falke (c/n 4401) was flown first as D-KMAK. A number of SF-25C Falke sub-variants
were built with various engines and the type was licence built by Sportavia-Putzer, Aeronautica Umbra (Italy),
Loravia (France) and Slingsby (United Kingdom). The SF-25C Falke 1700 Sub-variant is fitted with a 65 hp
Limbach 1700 EA 1 IA engine; the SF-25C Falke 2000 Sub-variant is fitted with an 80 hp Limbach 2000 BA or 2000 EA
engine. Since May 2006 Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH is replaced by Scheibe Aircraft GmbH. The current model is the
SF 25C Falke; currently available with a choice of three engines: the 80 hp Rotax 912; the 100 hp Rotax 912S
and the 115 hp Rotax 914F3. Over 1200 SF 25C Falke motor gliders are built so far.
The in 1977 by Scheibe Flugzeugbau GmbH built Scheibe SF 25 C Falke s/n 44195 was registered D-KDAF in Germany. On 20 October 2004,
the aircraft was registered PH-1314 as a Scheibe SF 25 C Falke 1700 with a privat owner at Lelystad Airport, Netherlands. Over the
years the 65 hp Limbach 1700 EA 1 IA engine was replaced by a 80 hp Limbach 2000 BA engine. On 14 August 2016, the PH-1314 was damaged
in a landing accident due to a lack of thermic. In that period the PH-1314 was operated out of Lelystad Airport and “The Larserveld”
near Biddinghuizen. On 17 November 2018, the Scheibe SF 25 C Falke PH-1314 was seen at Hoogeveen airfield, just after arrival from
“The Larserveld” near Biddinghuizen for storage for a couple of months at Hoogeveen. Today, the PH-1314 is fitted with a 80 hp Limbach
L2000 EA Four-cylinder; air cooled; four-stroke boxer engine.