According to the motto “Researching, Building, Flying”, AkaFlieg members have been developing innovative gliders since 1920. AkaFlieg is one of TU Darmstadt’s university groups and is made up of students that share a common passion: Aviation.

One of our current projects is nearing completion: The twin-seater “D-43”. The glider completed its maiden flight in October of 2014 and is currently undergoing flight testing.


Our latest prototype, called D-45, is already being developed. As a part of the engineering process, AkaFlieg members regularly complete bachelor and master theses that center around current prototype developments and thus add another level of theoretical insights.

Once a prototype has been developed and built, flight testing and regular flight are the logical next steps. In order to be able to fly our airplanes, AkaFlieg provides the means for which its members may obtain a glider pilot’s license.

Dear friends of Akaflieg Darmstadt,

the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to postpone the upcoming exhibition on AkaFlieg’s history (23rd of April – 21st of August, 2020) as well as the public display of AkaFlieg prototypes (21st of June at Darmstadt’s Lichtwiese) until presumably 2021. (more…)