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Old June 22nd 05, 07:59 PM
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Default Seawind crash


*Lovely* quote:

"Newer models of the 30-year-old plane are known to be finicky and even
have engine problems, said Norval Dawson, 74, a retired flight
instructor from Cortez.

"It's a touchy airplane to fly," Dawson said. Everything has to be just
right -- the speed and the pitch, for example -- for a smooth landing
with a Seawind 3000. "I wouldn't fly it because I didn't think it was
safe enough for the average person."

Dawson said he is also wary of homemade planes.

"There's a lot less problems with a factory-made airplane than there is
with a homemade plane," Dawson said. "I wouldn't fly them. I value my

I wonder if Mr. Dawson has ever flown a Seawind? Certainly he values
his neck more than he trusts his abilities as a builder.

Pilot identified:

What chaps my rear, apart from the gratuitous quote from Mr. Dawson, is
the large number of headlines that touted, "Homebuilt plane hits
school." At least one got it right: "Pilot steers to land in open,
dies in crash"


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