It all goes to show.........if it was easy everybody would have a Bearcat. But just because you have a Bearcat doesn't make it easy. Lyle made some good choices. and there is more than one way to skin a cat. But in the first seven years he owned the airplane it was rebuilt from a total wreck, Won at Cape May, Won at Mojave, Finished First at Reno 3 times, set the time to climb record to 10,000 feet. Etc. Etc.