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Safety Notes


Every aircraft design has it's own issues that become apparent over time. For certified aircraft, the manufacturer and governing authority will issue Airworthiness Directives. For Amateur Built aircraft, where the builder is deemed to be the manufacturer, there are no such requirements. Companies such as Vans and Zlin publish their own Safety Bulletins publicly on their websites, however many of the kitset manufacturers may choose not to.


In the absence of such information, below is a collection of articles containing safety information that may help future Bearhawk builders and pilots to avoid situations that others learned the hard way. The outcomes from the issues discussed below have affected a number of aircraft, and in some cases have resulted in aircraft damage and injury to the occupants. Having an awareness of these issues through information sharing should greatly reduce the likelihood of a mishap.

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