August 2008 Issue
Turbine Moose: The Ultimate Amphib
Rick Orchardís turbine Moose is big, capable, superbly built and, best of all, a boatload of fun.
Itís said that sailors make good floatplane pilots because they understand the nature of wind on the water. Sailboat racer and pilot Rick Orchard took that sentiment to heart in a big way when he decided to pump up an already large homebuilt (the Murphy Moose) by adding Aerocet amphibious floats and a 550-horsepower Pratt & Whitney PT6A-20 turbine engine.
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