Bearhawk Aircraft president Mark Goldberg recounts the genesis of the design. “A friend of design engineer, Bob Barrows, requested he create a larger version of the Bearhawk 4-Place as this friend is a big guy. Bob did the drawings for his friend who began construction on it. However, health issues forced him to quit working on the project and it sat for about a year. One day I was talking to Collin Campbell who told me he was getting bored now that his Bearhawk LSA was finished and flying.” Goldberg said a light bulb came on and, thus, a plan was made for Collin to finish the Model 5 project. “Truly, there is no one in the world, except Bob himself, more qualified to have built this prototype than Collin,” Goldberg said.