08/31/2012. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "An original design of Frenchman André Kieger, the pictured first AK-01 was built by the designer. The two-seater had a largely wood and fabric construction and was mainly intended as a cheap to operate glider tug. Fitted with an 80 hp Limbach SL2000 engine, it was first flown on March 20, 1989.
A second aircraft (F-PRLZ c/n 2), fitted with an 115 hp Lycoming O-235 engine, was built by Jean-Claude Schillinger. The AK-01T was a tricycle type undercarriage development constructed by members of the aero club of Haguenau (of which Kieger was a prominent member) and the first example was first flown during 2004." Additional photo (Henk Wadman Collection).