Testimonials

Major Jerry P. Sheppard


"The SEEKER did everything we asked of it at 54 Celsius in the summer of 2004 training the New Iraqi Air Force. Incredibly hard environmental conditions never slowed the SEEKER in the southern desert of Iraq. She made flying fun. The platform is solid and meets all the parameters found in the Pilots Operating Handbook. One of the true wonders of the airframe is how easy she is to handle, both in the air and on the ground. There is never a guess about what may happen next with regards to control input.  Set the power to prescribed settings and landings are effortless. To a new pilot to rear mounted thrust systems I feel the transition comes fast. What is lost in fast lifting components provided in forward mounted engines is a big gain in terms of slow airspeed directional control with small increases in power.

As a recon platform the visibility is second to none. And o-by-the way, she will stay in the air longer than most would like. All in all - the SEEKER is one of the best all around planes I have ever had the opportunity to fly in 30 plus years of smashing bugs. I look forward to the day that someone hangs floats on her legs. Splash and goes in south Florida on top of a gator filled lake. Now that’s going to be fun."

Major Jerry P. Sheppard 
US Army



Major Jerry P. Sheppard 
US Army