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Mike Taylor

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Mike Taylor is a veteran design engineer, mechanic, builder and marketing consultant who writes occasionally about extraordinary planes. Mike has spent 30+ years visiting aircraft facilities around the world exploring the fascination of flight.

Skiplane Shangri-la

Two Bearhawks and a Cessna travel to the tundra in Saskatchewan.

Bearhawk Owners Gather in New Zealand

The other down under is an untamed wilderness comprising the South and North islands of New Zealand. Together they outsize Great Britain. However, just...
Bearhawk Companion

First Customer-Built Bearhawk Companion Completed

Bearhawk Aircraft announced today the first flight of a Bearhawk Companion, side-by-side two-place aircraft. The Companion is a utility aircraft with backcountry flying characteristics....

Ziggy’s New Engine

Adding a 180-hp Titan engine to a Legend Cub.

Bearhawk Duo in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Jonathan Battson and Lars Fellman build the first two 4-Place Bearhawks in New Zealand.

Family Affair

Building a Legend Cub at the factory.

In Case You Missed it

Best Practices – Solid Rivets

Solid rivet selection and installation.

Plane and Simple

Coil those sheets!

Second Hand is First Rate

Pitts happens when you have 11 months, talent, friends, spare parts, and a little cash.

Arctic Flight

A journey to Northern Canada’s Barren Lands.