Chevak BAP – First Flight

Chevak watches as student-built LSA takes flight

Rob Stapleton | Apr 07, 2011

Chevak students and family members gathered in brisk conditions to watch as the Rans S-6S Coyote took flight over the tundra, after receiving its airworthiness inspection and certification. The aircraft was built by Chevak High School students as part of an aviation course offered by the school located on the tundra in western Alaska.

“The aircraft was beautifully built and was obviously the pride of the aeronautics class at the school,” said Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) John Davis.

Chevak teacher Ryan Walker, a Certified Flight Instructor and commercial pilot with an A&P authorization, guided the class in the construction of the aircraft.

[Editor’s Note: Walker also posted a lengthy video of the maiden flight to his Vimeo page. You can view the video here.]

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