Webfoot Bearhawk flies

A Bearhawk on floats has taken to the sky.

Al Robinson of Cold Lake, Alberta, is the first to fly a Bearhawk on floats, according to company officials.

“I bought a scratch-built Bearhawk from its original builder, Tom Yeoman in New Mexico, for the express purpose of putting it on floats,” Robinson said. “Tom had equipped the airplane with an O-360 Lycoming with low compression pistons that yielded 170 horsepower and allowed him to fly it on auto gas.

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