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TeenFlight Campbell River Society has announced its Vans RV12, C-FPUN, is for sale by auction. C-FPUN was built in Campbell River, B.C., by high school students enrolled in the TeenFlight program. Construction was overseen by experienced mentors and aircraft maintenance engineers during the 2014 to 2016 school years.
C-FPUN currently has about 40 hours total time on both the airframe and engine. It is powered by a Rotax 912 ULS 100 horsepower engine and has a cruise speed of about 130 miles per hour with a 4.5-gallon per hour fuel burn. It gives great performance combined with great economy. Options include ADS-B, Dynon Skyview, lighting kit, wheel fairing kit, canopy trim kit and glare shield.
“The mentors have a lot of experience in aviation,” said Bill Alder, president of the TeenFlight Campbell River Society. “Many have built their own aircraft. It has been very satisfying to watch the students grow from individuals who didn’t know how to pull a rivet or file a piece of metal into a skilled team, united in a common goal.
“The plane is a beautifully built, [a] professionally painted RV12. It’s economical to operate, wonderful to fly, and, because its wings are removable, easily stored,” said Alder. “The students involved in building the airplane were thrilled to fly in C-FPUN after their years of effort building.”
C-FPUN is licenced in the Amateur Built category in Canada, which is roughly equivalent to the Experimental category in the U.S. The airplane can be imported to the U.S. as Experimental, but is not eligible to be imported in the LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) category. As a convenience to a successful bidder who resides in the U.S., C-FPUN will be delivered to an airport in Washington State or Oregon.
View photos and a walk around video of the C-FPUN at www.teenflight.ca. The aircraft may be viewed at the Campbell River airport (CYBL).
C-FPUN will be sold to the party placing the highest bid. Bidding will commence on April 1, 2017, and close at 19:00 PDT (7 p.m.) on Sunday, May 14. Reserve bid is US$79,000. If a “BUY IT NOW” bid of US$105,000 is received, the auction will close. Bidders’ names will be kept confidential. Only the current highest bid will be visible on the auction website. If you are going to bid, read the terms and conditions of the auction and the description of the aircraft carefully, as your bid will constitute a legal contract to purchase the plane. All sales are final and there will be no exchanges.