The Penrose Pegasus

by Harold Penrose

The documentation on this page was gathered by the late Peter Saunders as part of his research into a proposed model of the glider. Details of his plan and building instructions can be found by selecting “Model” at the top of this page. The magazine articles are very detailed and require no further enhancement and are provided as a series of .pdf or .jpg files to download.

The Penrose Pegasus was a 1930s high-wing, single-seat, wooden glider from the UK. Designed, built and flown by Harald Penrose until the start of World War II, only one was built at the time though a reproduction was constructed in the 1990s.

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Penrose Pegasus Review – Flight Magazine 1935


Penrose Pegasus Review – RC Modeller 1989


A series of sketches by Harold Penrose

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Pegasus Competiton – Sailplane Magazine 1935

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Harold Penrose Obituary


A short story by Harold Penrose about flying in his Pegasus

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An Extract from Harold Penrose’s Autobiography

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Photos of the Pegasus are quite rare. Below follows the only photos that I am aware of

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