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Completed in 2004, the A1 has performed beautifully in flights during September's Seaplane Homecomings of 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Piloted by Jim Poel, the A1 demonstrated several "firsts" in 2005. It was flown with a new float, new wheels and anti-skid panels. It was flown higher and faster, made its first turn and taxied with two persons on board. In 2006, Jim flew the A1 to the Bluff and back - a distance of 7 miles.

Also achieved in 2006 was a flight with 2 persons aboard and a full tank of gas.