• Engine: Lycoming 0-360-A4M, 180 hp, 50 Hours since zero timed by Multiflight
• Propeller: Sensenich, Number 76EM8S5, Hours 50
• Airframe: 50 Hours Since Vintage Fabrics Restoration
• Range: 225 NM, Cruise Speed 90 Knots
• Reg/Serial:G-BCKN / C1-0707
• Maintained: Vintage Fabrics & Westair
• Based: Lancashire, England, UK
• Built: March 1952
Photo Copyright: Rob Stewart
Originally built in 1952 this superb De Havilland Supermunk was previously operated by the Royal Air Force Gliding & Soaring Association where it saw service from 1974 until 2017. After a short period at the Coventry Gliding Club, the aircraft was acquired by its current owner who has spared no expense in restoring this rare and unique version of De Havilland’s famous Chipmunk.
Clive & Andrew Denney of Vintage Fabrics were enlisted with the task of restoring this aircraft to its former Glory, renowned as the experts regarding Chipmunks having restored over 30. The reliable and easily maintained Lycoming 180hp engine was also zero timed by Multiflight. The aircraft has flown just 50 hours since restoration.
This aircraft benefits from a Garmin G5, Becker AR6201 8.33 KHZ Radio, Becker Mode S Transponder, also new as at restoration are: Magnetos, Carburettor, Fuel Pump, Starter, new Compass fitted November 2021. Hangared at Westair Blackpool Airport, Lancashire, England, this aircraft is now ready to view by appointment only.
This aircraft is currently on the U.K. register as G-BCKN and will be sold with a permit to fly covering up to September 2022.