Beartracks Newsletter

Beartracks is a newsletter for builders of Bob Barrows designed aircraft, including the Bearhawk, Bearhawk Patrol, and Bearhawk LSA. Beartracks is the official publication of R&B Aircraft, now produced by Electronic and print subscriptions are available at

To subscribe by mail, please send a check to:
Jared Yates
4663 Pittstown Road
Hickory, NC 28602

We offer a small stipend for contributors of feature articles. If we publish your previously unpublished article in the newsletter, we'll pay you $25 via Paypal. What does "previously unpublished" mean? It means that there is a substantial amount of content that hasn't been available in any other sources, such as the email groups. One example would be a detailed first-flight write-up. While you would have likely announced the first flight, we'll still consider your article to be "previously unpublished" if there is enough new information to provide value to your fellow subscribers. Our goal here is to encourage writers to send fresh content that isn't available anywhere else. The decision of which articles earn the stipend will be ours entirely, but we'll tell you one way or the other up front. We're also glad to run previously-published articles that are especially good, as long as you're willing to donate the articles.

Our quarterly production schedule is as follows:
Issue Articles Due Issues Available
Q1 3/15 4/1
Q2 6/15 7/1
Q3 9/15 10/1
Q4 12/15 1/1
Builders are welcome to submit classified ads for the newsletter, which we will include free of charge.

Since Beartracks is the official newsletter of the Barrows designs, all final editorial decisions for articles and ads rest with Bob Barrows.

We welcome your input and hope that you'll continue to subscribe! Please let us know if you have any suggestions or questions.