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Seaflight (NZ) Shearwater


The desire to have a four-seat amphibian led to the development of the Seaflight Shearwater ZK-SFA. Designed by Bill Townson over a three-year period via a series of 1/5th scale models

Construction began in 1997 and incorporated a PZL-built development of the 210 hp Franklin pusher engine mounted lower than normal. This required a lower, cut down rear fuselage. The aircraft is equipped with a V-tail.

Registered ZK-SFA, the Shearwater first flew in November 2001, piloted by Andrew Buttle.



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