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2012 Zenair 601XLB C-GUPR


Zodiac CH601XLB

$47,000 CDN

Year: 2012

Make: Zenair

Model: Zodiac CH601XLB  (Note that this aircraft was built as an XLB, not retrofitted after production as others have been)

Serial: 6-6566

Registration: C-GUPR

Airframe;  79 hrs TTSN

Engine: Jabiru, 6 Cylinder, 79 hrs Since New (Burns AVGAS)

Prop:  Sensenich 79 hrs Since New

Built: Professionally built in Kitchener and Brampton Ontario.  Completion and Panel by KitPlane Builders.

Paint: New 2012  (9.5/10)

Interior: New 2012 (9.5/10)

Damage History:  None

Battery: Odyssey, New, Spring 2022


a) Dynon FlightDEK D-180 PFD / MFD

b) Garmin Aera Touch Screen Portable GPS

c) Garmin 340 Audio Panel

d) Garmin SL-40 Comm.

e) Garmin 327 Transponder

f) 406 ELT with Panel Switch and Indicator Light.

Annual Inspection Status: April 2022,  Current,  Airworthy,

Altimetry / Transponder:  Current to August 2022

Location: Westlock, Alberta


This Zodiac 601XLB is a superb trainer and remarkably comfortable cross country flyer.  It is nimble, quick and fun to fly! It is remarkably robust and handles crosswinds with ease. It was built by very experienced, professional builders in Kitchener and Brampton, Ontario.  Workmanship standard is excellent and fit and finish is as one would expect from professional builders. It was Test Flown and the first 25 Proving Hours flown off by professional Test Pilot, Paul Briggs

After completion and Proving, the original Owner / Builder only got to fly in his new aircraft once before his life insurance company advised that they would not provide insurance if he continued to fly in General Aviation aircraft.  This was a huge disappointment!  The aircraft was subsequently sold to a gentleman in Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2016.  It was ferried to Westlock,  Alberta on an instructional flight the day that Fort Mac began to burn.  Thankfully, the new Owner’s home was saved.

The new Owner has a nice, tidy and well-equipped insulated hangar at Westlock and C-GUPR has happily resided there ever since.  She has had the best of care and not a penny has ever been spared on her maintenance. The Owner is finding the round trip drive to Westlock too much so is using his beautiful airplane too little.  Additionally, he is moving up the ranks to larger and more complex aircraft toward a potential future side-line career in aviation.

This gorgeous Zenair Zodiac 601XLB is pure fun and economical to fly.  The view is amazing and the cabin is comfortable in all seasons for cross country flying.  She needs to fly more, so don’t miss this chance to purchase what is probably the best-built, best equipped and best flying Zenair Zodiac 601XLB anywhere!

Insurance:  Assistance with Insurance is available.

Training:  Type Training and conversion are available. Not available to ab initio student pilots, only already-licenced pilots.

Ferry: Ferry is available combined with training for suitably licenced candidates.

Trades:  We are not interested in any trades, outright sale only please.


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