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After his bout with a severe stomach virus, Bob Zahradnik of Durango, Colo., is back in the Customer Assembly Center, nearing the end of his build.

Numerous people recommended the Sportsman to Zahradnik, including TWTT builder, Doug Beery. He wanted something he could take hunting, fishing, and long range shooting, all of which require a trip out to the country.

“There aren’t many fast bush planes out there,” Zahradnik said. “The Sportsman can also carry my dog and all of my gear.”

Zahradnik describes himself as a “total gearhead.” He graduated from Penn State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked on motorcycles and cars his whole life. He is excited to be working on an airplane for a change.