SkiGull - Burt Rutan's latest creation

He's done it again! In a recent Flying Magazine article, Pia Bergqvist describes Burt's latest project.

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An excerpt from the article...

Burt Rutan's SkiGull successfully took to the skies this week from the Coeur d'Alene Airport. The unusual airplane, which is designed to take off and land from water, snow and land, flew for 1.8 hours with test pilot Glenn Smith at the controls.

The flight was conducted mostly at low power settings and the Rotax 912iS burned less than three gallons during the flight, Rutan said.

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