It’s Week 2 in the latest Two Weeks to Taxi build in the Glasair Customer Assembly Center (CAC). They’re long days and there’s little time for anything but attending to the details, but builder Bob Seager reports that the project is on schedule and he’s having great fun. (And no, this Mr. Seager is not the singer of renown.)

Bob Seager (right) and his assistant in the second week's build, Shannon Parsons, stand in front of Bob's Sportsman project. The airplane will be based south of Calgary and have the Canadian registry C-FMMT once completed.

Bob Seager (right) and his assistant in the second week’s build, Shannon Parsons, stand in front of Seager’s Sportsman project. The airplane will be based south of Calgary and have the Canadian registry C-FMMT once completed.

Mr. Seager has been flying for “10 years or so” and considered a Glasair Sportsman for about a year before arriving to the point of building his own. He chose the Sportsman for its utility; it’s large useful load (950 lbs. outfitted with an IO-390) will work nicely for the hunting and fishing day trips he has in mind. Bob is starting out with tricycle gear and holding out conversion to taildragger landing gear as an option for the future.

When he’s not assembling airplanes, Mr. Seager is an executive vice president overseeing environmental services for Stantec, an engineering/environmental architecture consulting firm with 22,000 employees worldwide, 4,000 of whom fall under his leadership.

“Flying,” he notes, “is a great stress release.”

Mr. Seager will base his Sportsman in High River, south of Calgary, Canada. He is assisted in the second week  by Shannon Parsons,  friend and work associate.