Creation vs. Construction

In building your business, keep in mind the opposing forces of Creation and Construction. While construction is a fixation on the end game, creation is about how you play the game. Success will depend on both.

The difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists, as the mother can love the unborn child.

– GK Chesterton

Living in the moment

Full Speed Ahead_Flying By
Full Speed Ahead & Flying By

Looking back in anger, or forward in fear, you’re sure to miss the awareness around. Try instead, living in the moment.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future. – Andre Gide

When we can’t access our inner resources, we come to the flawed conclusion that happiness and fulfillment come only from external events. That’s because external events usually bring with them some sort of change. And so we’ve learned to rely on circumstances outside ourselves for forward or backward momentum as we hurtle through life. But we don’t have to do that any longer. We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Bearhawk Print Ad – New Zealand Aviation News Magazine 2018

Strong like a BEAR, agile like a HAWK
Strong like a BEAR, agile like a HAWK

Best in Class for Utility, STOL, Speed, and Handling
The Bearhawk is the best value in a heavy hauling kit-built aircraft. With utility category strength at full gross weight, the Bearhawk o ers better safety margin than any in its class. Bearhawk 4-Place, Patrol, and LSA models o er: Unmatched Slow Speed Handling, Fast Cruise Speeds Matched with Backcounty Capability, Room for BIG Pilots, High Useful Load, Easy Ground Handling, and much more.

Bearhawk Aircraft Announces Bearhawk Patrol First Flights and Bearhawk LSA Wins Award

AUSTIN, TEXAS, OCTOBER 22, 2018 – Bearhawk Aircraft announced today the first flights of two Bearhawk Patrol aircraft built by customers from Quick-Build kits. Owner/builders Scott French of Iowa and an Australian threesome comprising Alan Arthur, Doug Harrington and Avon Furphy have completed, certified and flown their Bearhawk Patrols in September 2018.

A Bearhawk Patrol, VH-TUC, made its first flight in Perth Australia last month. This aircraft joins two other Patrols currently flying in Australia. “Another in Perth was built from a Quick-Build kit. There is also scratch-built Patrol flying in New South Wales, Australia,” according to Mark Goldberg, president of AviPro who manufactures Bearhawk kits. VH-TUC is powered by a Mazda rotary engine.

A second Bearhawk Patrol, N862SC built by Scott French, flew for the first time in Iowa last month. This aircraft was partly fabricated from scratch and kitted assemblies. Bearhawk Aircraft plans are available from designer Bob Barrows. N862SC is powered by a more customary Lycoming O-360 engine assembled by Superior Air Parts.

Modern Warbirds Now Operating in the European Theater

Having been away from the major mind-boggling international aviation events for months on end, I succumbed to pondering that which compels collectors of vintage aircraft to the genre of warbirds. In deliberation, I reflected on the warbird replicas and remakes I stumbled on in 2017 and 2015 at AERO Friedrichshafen asking, “Where have all the ‘modern warbirds’ gone?'”

It was 18 months ago I last visited AERO, held in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance in southern Germany. There in the Old World, I was enlightened to see a fascination for vintage aircraft similar to that which Americans embrace in the New World. Observing up close many European takes on the warbird I recognized an obsession with avian combat veterans and their impersonations. “In today’s world of adrenaline obsessed and digitally engrossed aviators does fascination still persist in the warbird tales of the past?”

The Power of a Cover Photo

Bearhawk Aircraft, Trade-A-Plane Cover Photo
Bearhawk Aircraft on the cover of Trade-A-Plane. The power of a cover photo is equal to the power of love between product and consumer. On the Second September 2018 issue of Trade-A-Plane, the go-to publication for aircraft and supplies, is a Bearhawk Patrol. Designed by Bob Barrows the Bearhawk Patrol is a kit-built aircraft used for recreational flying and hauling. This example, built by Wayne Giles, performs exceptionally well in the backcountry environs of South Africa. Bearhawk aircraft are available in three models, are built to perform and can be seen flying worldwide. For more information visit