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1973 LeVier Cosmic Wind C/N PFA 1511

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Latest photos of G-ARUL
  • G-ARUL @ EGSU - Racenumber 5.BALLERINA. - by Robert Roggeman by Robert Roggeman @ EGSU
  • G-ARUL @ EGSU - About to depart from Duxford. - by Graham Reeve by Graham Reeve @ EGSU
  • G-ARUL @ EGSU - About to depart from Duxford. - by Graham Reeve by Graham Reeve @ EGSU
  • G-ARUL @ EGSU - 4. Fine artwork on the Cosmic Wind. - by Eric.Fishwick by Eric.Fishwick @ EGSU

Airframe Info

Model:Cosmic Wind    Search all LeVier Cosmic Wind
Year built:1973
Construction Number (C/N):PFA 1511
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:1
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Continental O-200-A


Registration Number:G-ARUL
Alternative Code/Name:Ballerina
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:401581
Current Status:Registered


Owner:Peter Grant Kynsey
United Kingdom

User Comments

Tony Avis - Autoavia, 2010-01-10 00:00:00
 The original G-ARUL was c/n 102 registered N22C built by Le Vier in 1948 and named Ballerina. Imported into the UK in 1965 the aircraft was almost destroyed in a crash during an air race at Halfpenny Green on 29-8-1966.
The remains were bought by Paul Bannister and painstakingly rebuilt over several years flying again named Ballerina II in 1973. So little of the original airframe was reusable that the rebuilt aircraft was allocated a PFA constructors number.
The two aircraft are easily distinguishable in photographs as the original Ballerina has flutes or corrugations in the skin on the rudder and other control surfaces whereas Ballerina II has smooth control surfaces.