Bearhawk Aircraft receives FAA approval for transition training

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Bearhawk Aircraft has received the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane.

Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina, has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. The LODA allows builders and owners of Bearhawk aircraft to hone their pilot skills through a structured transition training program.

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Bearhawk LSA Kit completes maiden flight

AUSTIN, Texas — Bearhawk Aircraft’s first kit-built Bearhawk LSA aircraft has completed its maiden flight.

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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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