Thank you for the article about the Kodiak—an amazing aircraft (AW&ST Dec. 31, 2012/Jan. 7, p. 20). I was the lead engineer on this project for the first few years, and spent eight years with the company (in two stints) working through the initial type certification, and then up till the gross weight was increased to 7,255 lb. in 2010. I did want to clarify some facts, however. Engineering work began in 1999, not 2002. I briefed the FAA Seattle Aircraft Certification Office on the ...

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