Bearhawk Aircraft reports two award wins for customer-built Bearhawk airplanes. Bearhawk co-owner/builders Hatcher Ferguson and Don Aldridge of Virginia, and Mark Scott of Connecticut, were awarded Outstanding Workmanship for fabrication of two separate aircraft at recent fly-in events. The awards recognize the builders for their craftsmanship, technique and level of finish on their completed aircraft.
Bearhawk Patrol N22HD operated by Green Valley Flyers won a Plans Outstanding Workmanship award at AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. The finished aircraft was on display in the Bearhawk booth during AirVenture. Co-owners and builders Hatcher Ferguson and Don Aldridge accepted the award.
“For the second year in a row, one of the Bearhawk models featured in our booth at Oshkosh has won an Outstanding Workmanship award,” commented Mark Goldberg, president of AviPro and manufacturer of Bearhawk aircraft kits.
This particular Bearhawk, N22HD, is a Patrol model. It’s a two-place, tandem aircraft with a high wing and single engine. The Patrol is typically outfitted with a Lycoming O-360 engine with power ranging from 180-210 hp.
The second award winner, Mark Scott, attended the first ever 2014 Meriden Markham Airport Fly-In and Public Safety Festival held in Meriden, Connecticut.
Remarking on the four-place Bearhawk he built, “Picked up some hardware last Saturday… First place overall at the Meriden Airport Fly-in. I did not have a lot of competition but it was still nice.”
“I have about 55 hours on it and it flies like everyone else says they do,” he said. “I have been invited to fly with a couple guys to Alaska next summer.”