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The following pictures were received from Ed during the
fly-in in Sarasota.
The photos above and below show ISPA member Ed Lynch and his Seawind in September
2003. Ed gave me these photos at the 2003 fly-in. I didn't get the name of Ed's
helper. (Thank you Ed)
The following pictures were received from Ed in April, 2003.
Nav & Glide-slope Antennas in wing, Ed's shop, & Engine mount glassed in
& duct installation
The following pictures were received from Ed in December, 2002.
The following letter, written by Ed Lynch to SNA , tells them about the
events at the Splash-in.
September 20, 2002
Last weekend, ten of us builders gathered at Manteo. I'm sorry you couldn't
make it but I wanted to let you know we all missed you, and did a lot of
Seawind "stuff," but no splashing." The wind kept us high and
dry. Not even very high - no one flew. We had three Seawinds and a Lake show up:
Art Culver, Mike and Jody Bowes, and Keith Walljasper had their Seawinds, and
Jack Ardoyno flew his lake. Brent and Katie Carlson came all the way from Salt
Lake City. Tom and Sandy Saccio, Mark and Lori Maloney, Fred Lohr, George
Osborne, and Mary Lou and I all had a great time.
The active builders looked hard at the Seawinds, took pictures, and asked
questions. We had a lively discussion about most aspects of building the plane.
Some the topics covered were:
Site and time for next year's splash in - maybe a more central site: Lake of
the Ozarks or mid western spot in hopes to lure more participants. Manteo
weather didn't fill the bill, so maybe earlier would be better. Build times and
projected finish dates: I'm at 1300 hours, and plan to finish and attend
Brent Carlson is taking over the ISPA website from Rod Teel. We had a lively
discussion on the future direction of the site, and Brent plans to organize it
into a real builder's forum and support SNA and its efforts to contribute to the
builder's manual, support the builders with good information, and to support
Seawind, SNA by providing positive real world info to prospective Seawind buyers
All in all, we had a very productive weekend - of course it would have been
more so with your input. With that in mind, the plan is to make you and Paul
Marshall honorary members to encourage your input.
That's about it. Next time I'm in Pennsylvania, I'll stop by to say hello.