Peril in the Deep. A Shark Attack Survivor’s Lessons of Flying Over Ocean Waters. A Seawind Pilot’s Story

Peril is in the deep: On a Panama beach in 1967 a seventeen foot man-eating Tiger Shark cruising along the coast sensed splashing nearby and a like a torpedo to its target, turned and shot straight for three American soldiers frolicking chest high in tropical bioluminescent Pacific waters. Today, only …

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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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