TITUSVILLE, Fla. — The nearly decade long dream of John Meekins is taking shape — literally. The Privateer, an amphibious turbine pusher, has been in development for more than seven years.
TITUSVILLE, Florida — Comp Air Aviation has a long history of building high-performance composite aircraft. Over the past 15 years the company has been busy building carbon composite aircraft with an eye toward FAA certification. So, when John Meekins, owner of Privateer Industries, set out to find a company to finish his dream project of building “the first new amphibian design in over 60 years” he recognized the experience of Comp Air Aviation…and a team was formed.