Post by Growlys identity and register on Sept 4, 2002 15:07:37 GMT -5
Hi. This is me, a newbie. Deeply touched by R. Bach's writing, but we all are here, so I'll move on to my topic.
In my Brazilian, translated-to-Portuguese copy of One, Bach mentions his aircraft is a Martin Seahawk, registered N444A. However, in my American, pocketbook version of the same book, it is a Martin Seahawk, registered N14B.
I have asked HimTM (Bach, that is) this question in person, but, believe it or not, it seems he wasn't quite able to remember himself the registers appropriately!
The above message was sent by me, BEFORE I logged in. Sorry about that. But I still need the answer.
Oh, I must confess. I made a complete mess of that first mess-age, putting the topic's title as a name and the topic's description as its title. Deeply sorry about that. I meant to say that, in the American version, Growly was a Martin Seabird, not a Seahawk, which was the name in the Brazilian copy. Wish I could just delete the first message, but I can't, because I am no longer "Guest"...
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2002 15:15:12 GMT -5 by Trekker
Brazilian. A fan of airplanes and Star Trek. Read all books up until Out of My Mind, most in English and most in Portuguese.
Richard's book "One" was about flying with Leslie in "Growley" his own personal aircraft. It was a Lake Amphibian also known as a Lake Buccaneer. A single engine production amphibious aircraft which was manufactured in Sanford, Maine (There are over 1,100 flying worldwide today). It has retractable wheels which allows you to land on the hull of the aircraft and become a flying boat. His Lake Amphibian had a registration number of N114B. It was a light beige color with a couple stripes of which I do not recall the color. The photo on the back cover of his book is of a Lake Amphibian. I ran a Lake Aircraft facility in Renton, Washington and we performed maintenance on Richard's airplane so I had the wonderful opportunity of getting to know Richard. Richard had asked me for help in locating a photo for his book and I furnished him with an assortment of slides from our company's collection and he chose the one that is on the back of his book. You can go to the Lake Aircraft website for a peak at what this aircraft is all about www.teamlake.com. I also received a copy of the manuscript "ONE" and then a copy of the book signed by Richard along with a check for $1.14 (U.S. Dollars) for the use of the slide on the back-cover of his book (as his agent indicated that he must pay for use of the slide). Seeing that his tail number (registration) on his Lake Buccaneer was N114B I thought $1.14 was a fair price. That was really a fun exercise! Richard was always a pleasure to work with and I have enjoyed his work and his company. Although it has been many years since I left the Seattle area, I still try to keep up on his life and work. A remarkable man.