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The preowned aircraft market in April 2021 had double the deals of a year ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shut down the world. Members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association closed 106 deals in April 2021, compared to just 53 in April 2020.
The first flight of the first Bearhawk Companion, which features side-by-side seating, confirmed the design's cruise speed of 145 mph. It took Dave Lenart an estimated 1,000 hours over 10 months to complete the kit.
The pilot's failure to retract the amphibious float's landing gear wheels before landing on the water. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to use the after takeoff and before landing checklists.
Anyone who has taken flight training - initial or recurrent - during the past 12 months is asked to "candidly assess the process and rate their individual experience" in the survey, according to AOPA officials.
Both the composite and aluminum propellers were designed specifically for the Honeywell 950 shaft horsepower TPE331 engines by Hartzell's engineering team for the Supervan-modified 208 and 208B Caravans. The result is a "true 200+ knot airplane, with a 40% reduction in takeoff roll and a substantially greater rate of climb,' according to company officials.
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