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The preowned aircraft market in April 2021 had double the deals of a year ago, when the COVID-19 pandemic effectively shut down the world. Members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association closed 106 deals in April 2021, compared to just 53 in April 2020.
The first flight of the first Bearhawk Companion, which features side-by-side seating, confirmed the design's cruise speed of 145 mph. It took Dave Lenart an estimated 1,000 hours over 10 months to complete the kit.
The Airforms replacement covers the crew ladders for the pilot's and co-pilot's sides for most Cessna Caravan C208 and C208B/EX models. The ladders are produced with bushing material in the upper and lower arm assemblies to eliminate galvanic corrosion issues, according to company officials.
The pilot's failure to retract the amphibious float's landing gear wheels before landing on the water. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's failure to use the after takeoff and before landing checklists.
Anyone who has taken flight training - initial or recurrent - during the past 12 months is asked to "candidly assess the process and rate their individual experience" in the survey, according to AOPA officials.