3 Money Lessons I Learned From Building a Super Seawind Airplane

Looking back now, I realize that what all of these teams and “specialists” didn’t say turned out to cost lots of money, lots of time to fix later and more money. The collective failures to consider and address unintended consequences could only have two roots; laziness or ignorance. No matter where we look in our society today, these two phenomena seem pervasive. Further, I think

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Moon Shot: Wightman inspired by Neil Armstrong, built a Seawind broke world records.

When I admire my Super Seawind sleeping beauty I recall that it was first my vision and now my creation. I had built the first ever PT6 powered Seawind and I flew N71RJ all the way up to 19,000’ at breathtaking speeds. That’s something! I recently finished the annual inspection IAW a strict maintenance schedule I authored in 2013. I feel accomplished because N71RJ is safer and better equipped than ever. Like an old friend, it’s waiting for me on the tarmac. All it needs is a qualified pilot plus a little wanderlust.

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