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59-CHP FK-Lightplanes FK12 Comet c/n 012-059 - Baisy-Thy aerodrome near Nivelles in Belgium - 31 July 2003 Baisy-Thy aerodrome (EBBY)

The FK-Lightplanes FK12 Comet is a product of B&F Technik Vertriebs GmbH. By origin, production of the airframes took place in Krosno, Poland; assembly of the airframes and the final production of the aircraft in the factory in Speyer in Germany. In 2010, the structure of the company was changed and the tradingname was changed into FK-Lightplanes. FK-Lightplanes is a compound of two companies namely FK-Lightplanes Poland & FK-Lightplanes Germany (B&F Technik Vertriebs GmbH). FK-Lightplanes Poland is the head office and is responsible for the sales, marketing & production of the B&F designed FK aircraft range. FK-Lightplanes Germany (B&F Technik Vertriebs GmbH) handles product development, main engineering and certification of the aircraft, as well as after sales and customer service. The base of the company was laid by Otto Funk (=FK) who in 1959 designed on behalf of Heinkel in Speyer the complete metal glider Greif 1a (FK1). Otto Funk started in 1984 with the development of the 1-seat ultralight fibreglass FK6. The break-through on this market was the introduction of the 2-seat FK9 in 1989, a combined design of Otto and his son Peter. With this design the UL-market was entered. In 1990, Peter Funk and Dirk Breitkreuz founded the company B&F Technik to build the FK9. In 1994, Peter Funk started with the development of an Ultralight biplane that went in production at the end of 1997 as the FK-12 Comet. FK's tandem two-seat FK12 Comet is a fast biplane MLA with a max. speed of 220 km/h.

The 2003-built FK-Lightplanes FK12 Comet s/n 012-059 was registered 59-CHP in France as 59-CHP. The MLA bi-plane was photographed as 59-CHP at the MLA-airfield Baisy-Thy near Nivelles in Belgium. In 2008, the aircraft was sold and registered OO-G20 in Belgium on 1 December 2008.

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