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Update from the President
Date: 1-5-2017
Rob has given me an update, which I will pass along.

Hope everyone  had a great Christmas/New Year holiday!

Stay tuned,
John

FORWARDED MESSAGE FROM ROB:

Happy New Year to all! We thought that it is time to update everyone on the status of the PRIVATEERTM project.

We have successfully completed three test runs of our engine. The third test was conducted with our beautiful, new, four blade MT propeller installed, which was finally received in late November. Testing confirmed both engine and propeller to be well balanced, and power output was at, or slightly above, expectations.

The engine has now been installed on the aircraft, and we are currently completing the multitude of tasks in preparation for the Airworthiness Inspection process. This will be conducted using the supervision of our FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR), under the provisions of Exhibition Category Experimental Aircraft.

We have secured the services of Harvey Cleveland as chief pilot to perform the flight test program. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are proud to have him on board.

Our goal is to make the debut of this amazing aircraft during the Sun-N-Fun Airshow that will be April 4th - 9th, 2017. This is rather ambitious, considering the complexities of completing and thoroughly testing this unique aircraft, but we are ready for the challenge.

We look forward to an exciting new year, and will certainly keep everyone updated as to our progress.

Rob
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