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

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pb...33/1006/SPORTS

*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
neck."

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:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pb...NEWS/506200302

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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