Bearhawk Designer Bob Barrows Injured in Landing Crash

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Bob Barrows, who designed the Bearhawk line of Experimental aircraft, suffered a landing accident on approach to Holly Ridge/Topsail Island Airport (N21) on Monday. According to reports, Barrows clipped power lines on approach and the Bearhawk LSA impacted the turf runway in a strongly nose-down attitude. Continue reading "Bearhawk Designer Bob Barrows Injured in Landing Crash"

Bearhawk Canada Formed

Mike Silvernagle and his Bearhawk 4-Place.
Mike Silvernagle and his Bearhawk 4-Place.

Bearhawk Aircraft announced the formation of Bearhawk Canada to further expand its operations in the vast regions of North America. An agreement has been made with Mike Silvernagle in Saskatchewan to represent Bearhawk Aircraft in Canada for sales, service, parts and support of the three models of Bearhawk aircraft kits. Continue reading "Bearhawk Canada Formed"

Two Bearhawk LSA Aircraft Make Their First Flights

McElhoe Bearhawk LSA
McElhoe Bearhawk LSA

Bearhawk Aircraft announced today the FIRST FLIGHTS of TWO Bearhawk LSA aircraft built by customers from Quick-Build kits. Owner/builders Bruce McElhoe of California and Bob Way of Alabama completed, certified and flew their Bearhawk LSAs, the first two completions, in November 2016.

The Bearhawk LSA was designed, built and tested by Bob Barrows, maker of the original Bearhawk 4-Place. Bearhawk Aircraft offers a Quick-Build (QB) kit of the two-place tandem seated Bearhawk LSA. Resembling the Piper Super Cub and other high-wing aircraft used for sport, recreation and utility, the Bearhawk LSA differs slightly with its single-strut-braced all aluminum wings and advanced Riblett 30-613.5 airfoil. The aircraft is a lightweight design that meets Sport Pilot requirements. Continue reading "Two Bearhawk LSA Aircraft Make Their First Flights"

B is for Bearhawk


The last time we flew the Bearhawk was about three years ago at Oshkosh - we found the hefty four-place with the IO-540 to be a rugged and well-behaved bush plane with a cavernous baggage area and plenty of power. Today we got the chance to give the "B" model of the aircraft another try, and found the incremental improvement in speed and handling to be a nice touch to an already fine machine. Continue reading "B is for Bearhawk"

Refined Bearhawk Four-Place Aircraft Offers Enhanced Performance

Bearhawk Bravo

Bearhawk Aircraft announced the unveiling of its Bearhawk Bravo. The Bravo is a refinement of the original four-place Bearhawk design that established the family of Bearhawk aircraft. The Bearhawk Bravo, referred to internally as the Model B, will be available as both a plansbuilt design and a quickbuild kit. The aircraft features best-in-class speed, STOL capability, and large payload carrying capacity. The original design and modifications are by renowned aviator, mechanic, and engineer Bob Barrows. Continue reading "Refined Bearhawk Four-Place Aircraft Offers Enhanced Performance"