Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, July 18, 2016

"Seeker" and Ye Shall Find.

The Seeker is for sale in the U.S.A.

I mentioned this airplane in a post about the Optica a number of years ago.

A dealer says it's a STOL bird, though a prior owner disagrees. Supposedly, it will be "manufactured" in this country, whatever the hell that means.

If an agency or a pipeline/powerline company doesn't need the ability of a helo to land in very small spaces, then this aircraft might have a role to play.


Anonymous said...

I think I'd go with the Vulcanair/Partenavia P68. The Saskatchewan government had one 20 years ago for anti-poaching patrols and as an FAC aircraft for the water bombers.


Comrade Misfit said...

If the idea of the Seeker (or Optica) was to have an observation aircraft that is cheaper to run than a helo, the P68 isn't going to be an answer.

BadTux said...

The big problem with the Seeker is lack of power, that's what limits its ability to take off on short fields. Maybe they've up-engined it? Not that I'd be in the market for one of these things... there's a *reason* why conventional aircraft are designed the way they're designed. And it's *not* all about tradition, otherwise the very non-traditional composite aircraft that have come out over the past couple of decades wouldn't be designed the way they're designed.