Bücker Bü 133C Jungmeister

Unlike many other training aircraft of its era, the Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister lacked a second seat for the instructor. The aircraft served the Luftwaffe in the advanced training role. With a high power-to-weight ratio and ailerons on its upper and lower wings, the Jungmeister was also an excellent aerobatic aircraft.

The Bü 133 Jungmeister was a development of Bücker’s earlier Bü 131 Jungmann two-seat basic trainer. The latter airplane, used alongside other types like the Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz, featured an inverted, inline engine. While some early Jungmeisters also employed that form of powerplant, the type’s main production variant used a 160 hp Siemens-Bramo Sh 14A radial engine.

Dornier Flugzeugwerke built the Museum’s Jungmeister for the Swiss Air Force at their factory in Altenrhein, Switzerland during 1940. Its markings are a tribute to Lehrgeschwader 1, a German, WWII-era training unit. In keeping with the aircraft’s well known aerobatic tradition, the legendary Patty Wagstaff flew our Jungmeister in June 2007; Wagstaff was the first woman to win the US National Aerobatic Championships.

Did You know?

The Jungmeister design was so well suited to Aerobatics that the type remained active in international competitions into the 1960s.


  • Number Built:  250
  • Year Produced:  1940
  • Serial Number:   38
  • Crew: (1) Pilot
  • Current Pilots:


  • Length:  19 ft. 8 in.
  • Wingspan:  21 ft. 8 in.
  • Empty Weight:  937 lbs.
  • Loaded Weight:  1,290 lbs.
  • Engine: 1x Siemens-Halske Sh 14a-4 seven-cylinder, air-cooled, radial piston engine
  • Engine Power:  160 hp


  • Cruising Speed:  120 mph
  • Max Speed:  140 mph 
  • Range:  310 miles
  • Ceiling: 14,800 ft
  • Rate of Climb:  670 ft./min. initial


  • N/A – unarmed

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