C-GBEK IS28B2 (twin Lark) S/N 236. Manufacture date March 1980. Total time 1281 hours. Empty weight 894 lbs. Max weight 1300 lbs. 34:1 glide ratio, semi-retractable gear, positive and negative flaps. Equipped with Kollsman ASI , united instruments altimeter, Cambridge MKIV audio VSI., and compass. 12 V power outlet that can be used to run your GPS off of. Tail dolly. Canvas canopy cover. New canopy in 2008. Excellent custom open trailer used to transport on annual trips from Ontario to Sugarbush VA. The trailer has a nose dolly to help with rigging.
There is currently a 35 year manufacturers calendar life on Larks in Canada and the US. In Canada, after 35 years the plane can be flown as "owner maintained" if they are transferred to that status prior to the end of the 35 years (BEK needs to be moved into this category by the end of 2014). C-GARQ has already been transferred into owner maintain status.
Repair and update history:
1982: repairs to the belly skin and bulkhead after a hard landing
1994: repainted entire glider and new fabric on control surfaces
2000: TOST tow hook over-haul and installation and 20 year inspection carried out
2004: small patch to LH leading edge and on LH side of rudder, 27" X 7.5" section of lower fuselage skin from nose bulk head to second frame aft was replaced with 0.040" 2024T3 aluminum sheet.
2008: new canopy after ground handling incident
Asking price is $15,000 obo.
You or someone you know can check out BEK at the 2014 Women Soaring Pilots Association (WSPA) seminar at York July 21-25 or it is a quick road trip from the 2014 nationals being held at SOSA. If you are interested, please contact Paul Nelson at email@example.com
. He is representing Guelph Gliding and Soaring Association (GGSA) in the sale.