2003 Volksplane

Built in 2003 this Volksplane has many upgrades including:

  • Built as single place with roomy 29½” wide cockpit
  • Full canopy
  • Push-pull control rods for ailerons and elevator
  • Counter-balanced ailerons, elevator and rudder
  • 18 USG fuel in wing tanks for safety and more range
  • Cub style landing gear with coil springs
  • Matco Tail wheel
  • Well-equipped panel
  • Adjustable seat fore and aft
  • Integrated VHF comm antenna
  • Excellent paint and fabric with Endura.
  • TTAF 230 hours, always hangared.


  1. Engine is currently disassembled.
  2. VW 1776cc with a 1.61 re-drive (3 rd generation) from Valley Engineering.
  3. Re-drive allows longer prop for better performance.
  4. Diehl accessory case for full electrics with starter (no hand propping)
  5. 72” x 48” Culver wooden prop.

The airframe is ready to fly but needs an engine re-build or a different engine such as a small Continental or Rotax 912.

I have 2 options available for purchase.

Sell the plane outright, or

  1. Sell the plane as a 50% partnership and we put it back in the air with a rebuilt VW or a different engine.
  2. Sale price is $6000, or, ½ share for cost of engine of similar value.

Contact: Guy Christie @ 780-542-1073 or gcpegasus@gmail.com

Sgt. William Stannard – 487 Sqn RAF – Miraculous Escape — Aviation Trails

There have been many instances of incredible acts of bravery and bizarre cases of survival that would normally seem impossible. Flt. Sgt. Nicholas Alkemade falling from 18,000ft without a parachute is just one of very many. Another such remarkable event occurred on May 3rd 1943, when twelve Lockheed Venturas attacked a Dutch Power Station near […]

Sgt. William Stannard – 487 Sqn RAF – Miraculous Escape — Aviation Trails

May 5, 2020 Blog

CANAV Books Blog

BLOG 1 Al Martin 63A Hundreds of you have been enjoying our recent item covering the wonderful photos of the great Al Martin. Here’s another of Al’s always-interesting shots. So far as we know, only two Miles Gemini light twins ever came to Canada. One (G-AJKS) returned to the UK, the other became CF-HVK. Al spotted “JKS” at Toronto Island Airport some time around 1950. Here’s the story:

First flown in 1945, the Miles Gemini 4-seat light twin looked promising. Then, as the initial surge in postwar Great Britain’s recovery cooled, Miles folded in 1947. About 150 Geminis were built. Initially, G-AJKS came across on a Miles demo tour. Its arrival was impressive, since it came aboard the RCN aircraft carrier, HMCS Warrior. Once Warrior was about 20 miles off Nova Scotia, demo pilot, Jim Nelson (an ex-RAF American), flew the little Gemini off the deck to Halifax. Can you imagine pulling off such a…

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