Loon drive-by

I was out enjoying what feels more like early fall than pre-labour day conditions today. Had a loon that was along my path but hung out close when I paddled by. It was apparently not interested in giving up its prime hunting grounds to the the orange interloper. Really nice to hear the call that close:

Mississippi Loon Video

 

Sportsman scrapped

After I heard the very disappointing news about the change in direction with the Sportsman’s manufacturer there was a lot of discussion at our house about whether or not I should continue to build this airplane. While I had close to 300 hours and significant money invested I was less that 25% through the kit and as such we decided that continuing to invest in the project was not a good risk. As such I’ve started to look at the kit planes that are currently available and are backed by solid companies that have a future in kit manufacturing.