Ryan Barker submitted this photo and note: “Ryan Barker of Livingston, Texas, began building his Bearhawk Model 5 ‘Family Truckster’ soon after receiving the kit in March 2021. His family was eager to assist.
“The kids were just helping me get a feel for the interior layout, and more specifically, how high/thick the seat cushions should be,” said Ryan. “They’ve all been flying since birth (actually before birth).”
For each, their expressions say a lot, he adds.
In addition to starting in a new hangar, Ryan is clearing trees for a new runway.
He added, “They are collectively looking forward to being able to fly directly from the house vs. driving to the airport — and so are my wife and I!”
The Bearhawk Model 5 has three rows of seating with room for up to six. Gross weight is 3,000 pounds at utility category strength.
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