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PH-3D7 KAPPA KP 2U-SOVA c/n 01039802 - Hoogeveen airfield in Holland - 20 April 2015 vliegveld Hoogeveen (EHHO)

The KAPPA KPD-2U is a side-by-side two-seat low-wing ultralight aeroplane. KAPPA Ltd. was established in 1991 in the Czech republic. In 1994 the development of the all-metal UL aircraft KP-2U SOVA was started. Three prototypes were built: two for the test flights and one for the strength tests. The first test flight of the SOVA was done in May 1996. In September 1997 the aircraft obtained the type certificate by the UL-2 regulations from the Air Amateur Association of the Czech republic. In June 1977, KAPPA77 a.s. was founded and the KP-2U entered serial production. After the KAPPA 77 a.s. was declared bankruptcy on 16 February 2005, the company Jihlavan airplanes, s.r.o. was founded on 2 March 2005 with the main objective – to proceed in the production of the ultralight aircraft KP 2U SOVA. On 1 April 2005, the Jihlavan airplanes, s.r.o. became the holder of the manufacture rights, intellectual properties, etc. of the KP-2U. Over 160 airplanes of the Kappa KP-2U versions were built. After Jihlavan took over the production of the aircraft it was renamed as the Rapid KP-2U.

The KAPPA KP 2U-SOVA s/n 01039802 was built in 1998 as a KAPPA KP-2UR Sova. On 21 October 1998, the MLA was registered as PH-3D7 in the Netherlands with J.G.M. Litjens, Veulen. On 6 July 2000, the aircraft was registered with R. Faust, Den Haag. On 4 March 2013, the registered type of the PH-3D7 was changed to Kappa KP 2U-SOVA. When the picture was taken, the PH-3D7 was ready for departure from Hoogeveen to the homeport Lelystad.

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