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Bearhawk adding side-by-side two-seaterBearhawk adding side-by-side two-seater

Bearhawk Aircraft is adding a two-seat, side-by-side option—the Bearhawk “Companion”—to its stable of backcountry kit aircraft.

The Bearhawk Companion will resemble the Patrol model shown here, particularly from this angle. Photo courtesy of Bearhawk Aircraft.

The Companion is meant to fill a gap between the company’s two-seat, tandem Light Sport Aircraft and its four-seat heavy hauler. All Bearhawk designs include aluminum wings and steel-tube fuselages.

The Companion quick-build kit retails for $44,000, and to get one finished and flying typically costs a total of $70,000 (with an overhauled engine and fixed-pitch propeller). Budget $90,000 for a brand-new engine and constant-speed propeller; Bearhawk helps customers who need a hand finding and selecting engines and propellers.

The Companion’s wing will be based on the company’s two-seat, tandem Patrol model, and its fuselage will have similar dimensions to the four-seat version. The Companion is designed for four-cylinder engines ranging from 150 to 210 horsepower.

The Companion is projected to have a gross weight of 2,200 pounds and a cargo area capable of carrying 225 pounds or more.

Dave Hirschman

Dave Hirschman

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
Topics: Single Engine, Taildragger, Aviation Industry

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