Now arriving! RV-12iS kits delivered to Lebanon High School

Airplane in a box: a crate containing components of a Van’s RV-12iS aircraft comes off the truck at Lebanon (N.H.) High School.

On Wednesday, June 27, crates containing an unassembled Van’s RV-12iS aircraft were moved from the Aviation Museum to the newly renovated workshop/hangar at Lebanon (N.H.) High School, where students in the new ‘Take Flight’ program will begin building the plane in September.

Many thanks to museum volunteers who loaded the crates onto a 26-foot box truck, and to Lebanon High School staff and students who got the crates off their truck and into their new home.

The ‘Take Flight’ student plane-building program, a partnership between Lebanon High School, the Aviation Museum, and Tango Flight, will give students the opportunity to build a two-seat all-metal aircraft in collaboration with adult volunteer mentors from the community. Upon completion, the aircraft will be sold on the open market, with the proceeds paying for the next set of kits to build another aircraft at no direct cost to local taxpayers.

The non-profit Aviation Museum is raising $310,000 in start-up funding for the program; to donate, visit the Take Flight page on our website.

Below are photos from “D-Day,” or “Delivery Day.” Thanks to everyone who helped us reach this milestone!

First: loading the crates at the Aviation Museum. Photos by Steve Heffelfinger:

And now, unloading the crates and getting them into the newly renovated workshop/hangar at Lebanon High School:

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