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Sebring crash victims identified

By General Aviation News Staff

Sheriff’s deputies have identified the two people who died in the crash of an Aero Adventure amphibious LSA near the main runway at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida, site of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. According to a report at AVweb, pilot Dennis Day, of Groveland, Florida, and Jason Spinks, 44, of Orlando, were killed when the aircraft crashed nose-first just off the main runway at Sebring. Both were associated with the company that builds the aircraft.

Bob Barrows – Bearhawk LSA

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The Bearhawk Aircraft LSA will make a first-time visit to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, which kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 14, and runs through Saturday, Jan. 17.  Bob Barrows is a member of the local EAA chapter that meets monthly at KSIF … the Rockingham County/Shiloh airport in Reidsville, NC.

The aircraft is the first Bearhawk LSA to be completed from a Quick Build kit. It will be on static display at the show and demonstration flights will be available.

Bearhawk Aircraft owner Mark Goldberg completed the first Bearhawk LSA as a Quick Build kit.

BearhawkLSA“We are proud to show the aviation community the most recent creation of renown Bearhawk design engineer Bob Barrows. While Bob has been flying his prototype Bearhawk LSA for two years, Bearhawk Aircraft has developed Quick Build kits for the design,” stated Goldberg.

The first Bearhawk LSA built from a Quick Build kit has an empty weight of 818 pounds, including starter and full electrical system, company officials report. With full fuel (30 gallons), this Bearhawk LSA has 322 pounds of useful load. At 75% power, the Bearhawk LSA has a cruise speed of 118 mph while burning under 6 gph.