Bearhawk Spin Test Evaluation Initial Impressions

Source: 2009 Q2 Beartracks, Lee Taylor
1. Background
Recently I was approached by Eric Newton about the possibility of my participating with him in evaluating the spin characteristics of his new Bearhawk homebuilt. I inspected the aircraft thoroughly, and have been favorably impressed with the overall construction and cleanness of Eric's aircraft.
2. Flight
As the previous owner of a Cessna 180, which I had flown all over the US and Alaska, I was particularly interested in Eric's aircraft, as it comes close to being an idealized Alaska plane in respect to what an individual would want in that environment.

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