Tuesday, May 27, 2008...It's springtime in Sandpoint and the aircraft flowing out the door seem to be keeping pace with the river running hard with snow melt.
As a matter of fact, if you blinked, you might have missed delivery of KODIAK s/n 0003. All 215 of our growing staff came out on the tarmac to see #3 off. Then KODIAK headed to Minnesota for use with a major retailer...the kind that truly makes their living outdoors. The new owner put 4 hours on the airframe the very first day.
The next day we got a call from another customer who just had to tell us he can't wait to take delivery of his own KODIAK. While we are always pleased to hear from people who love KODIAK as much as we do, we were puzzled by this spontaneous show of enthusiasm. It didn't take much to get the truth. He'd gotten a ride in #3 earlier that day. And just like that we were wearing his smile, too.
We have high hopes that #3 will continue to generate smiles as it is targeted to support our float STC program. (The KODIAK is designed and tested to satisfy float load requirements without any additional structural upgrades.) We're anticipating that KODIAK will inspire a fresh tide of interest once you all get a chance to see #3 on floats. Fortunately, at Quest, that's something we, and KODIAK, are ready for.