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    Hi everyone. Another newbie and possible builder here. I’ve been reading the Bearhawk forums, builders logs, construction manuals etc and generally lurking for a number of years. Always enjoy reading everyone’s experiences, tips, and progress. There’s an obvious collective wealth of experience in construction, operation, and design modifications in these forums. I’m a couple of years away from starting, and I have no building experience at all.

    Originally from NZ, but currently living in Hong Kong where it’s not really practical to start a build project. I have an aviation background, albeit quite removed from what the Bearhawk offers and that’s a large part of the attraction.

    I plan to return to Christchurch in a year or two and will likely get a 4 place quick-build kit underway. Great to see that there’s a couple of very experienced builders/operators in the Canterbury area.

    Neville Bailey.

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    Welcome aboard! Nice to hear from you. Been a long time since I’ve been to HK. Loved it while there, though.

    Yep, several ANZ builders in the group. I’m sure they’ll be great resources for you.

    ~Chris
    ​Christopher Owens, EAA #808438
    Project "Expedition"
    Bearhawk 4-Place Scratch Built, Plans #991
    Bearhawk Patrol Scratch Built, Plans #P313
    Germantown, Wisconsin, USA

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      Thanks Chris!

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    Hi Neville. There is a very active group of Bearhawkers in NZ. They will be helpful to you when you start building. Get in touch when the right time comes. Regards. Mark

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      Thanks Mark, will be in touch.

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    Welcome to the forum Neville,

    You are welcome to contact me whenever you're back in NZ. I would be happy to show you the aircraft and/or go flying if that suits you.

    Most of the pilots I meet say the Bearhawk is the perfect aircraft for this New Zealand. Just the right mix of speed, STOL, and heaps of room inside.

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      Battson- Would be really great to meet you and see your Bearhawk. I’ll let you know when I’m next coming to Chch.
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