Here's a Seawind for you MS Flight Simulator enthusiasts. This is freeware and was written by Vaidas Masidlauskas. It works with 98 or 2000, I believe.

Right click on the following link and select Save Target As... Unzip the file and put the unzipped file in the Aircraft subdirectory of Flight Simulator. Run Flight Simulator, select the Aircraft menu, choose the Select Aircraft choice and the Seawind should be one of your choices. Have fun!

Seawind Flight Sim

Our thoughts go out to all those touched by the recent tragedy. I knew the captain and first officer of the plane that departed Dulles very well, having flown with both of them in the past. They were good people, and fine aviators. They will be missed. Captain Rod Teel

Captain Leon Pesche test fitting his landing gear.

We just heard that the El-Hajj Seawind suffered an engine fire while on the water. We hope to hear from Ted and Nancy about the cause. Their airplane is almost repaired and should be flying again by early June.

We recently received a nice letter and picture from Bert Hoare. Here's his new Seawind. He says, "It flies like a bird."

April 13, 2001

SNA is consolidating it's productions facilities in Canada. Click here for the press release.

March 28, 2001

I recently asked one of our new members, who has built his own Seawind and assisted another member in completing his Seawind, if he would change anything if he builds another (which he wants to do, by the way). His response follows:

We would not alter anything, our aircraft is built to the plans and flies perfectly well, and Bill's is built to the plans and it also flies to expectation. Bill's aircraft is 40lbs heavier than mine which is made up of, okay he has a hydraulic steerable nose wheel and auto pilot, and a few extra radios which would make up the 40lbs difference. Hope this answers your questions.



March 28, 2001

Yet another great article by Roger Isackson on drilling the main landing gear pockets. See The Library in the members-only section.

March 16, 2001

Bill Day sends this note and picture from New Zealand...

Gidday Rod,

I am currently at Lake Taupo which is in the centre of the North Island of

New Zealand doing water landing training. I am gradually getting there.

The four bladed prop seems to give less elevator authority at low speeds

i.e. landing) than the three bladed. Anyway, here is a picture of New

Zealand's Seawind fleet.



March 6, 2001

The Hangar now has a members-only classified section, and a people seeking people section. Advertise your things to fellow members. Find members in your area and form a local support group. It's easy!

The Winter 2001 newsletter is now available to members on the Newsletter page in the members only section.

February 25, 2001

New article by Roger Isackson on an excellent way to fit the rudder. It's available to members in The Library.

February 23, 2001

All of the old newsletters are now available for download on the members-only pages. Enjoy!

February 16, 2001

New article by Mike Bowes on hydraulic problems and fixes. See "Hydraulic Woes" in The Library...(Members Only)

Sun 'N' Fun Seawinders Social: The fourth annual Sun 'n Fun Seawinders Social will be held at the Blue Heron Pavilion in Lake Parker Park on Monday, April 9, 2001 staring at 6:30 p.m. Once again, this will be a chance to meet new friends, renew old acquaintances, and discuss the thrills and excitement of Seawind kit building. SNA extends a warm invitation to all Seawind builders, future builders, newsletter subscribers and friends. Tickets are $20. To make your reservations, contact Seawind, P.O. Box 607, Kimberton, PA 19442,

Phone: 610-983-3377, fax: 610-933-3335, e-mail: seawindsna@aol.com

February 12, 2001

New pages in members-only area. Articles of interest to Seawind builders and pilots. The first is from Richard Kane and Associates containing some outstanding ideas. Check it out!

February 11, 2001

We've just received another letter from Joe Grimaud about his engine failure. Click here.

February 4, 2001

Captain Leon Pesche is making great progress on his airplane. Here he is. More photos of his project are on his page in the members-only section.