The apparently endless weeks of detailed drawing and design work are nearing their end and construction proper on Sling 002, the “Production Prototype” Sling which Mike and James are planning to fly around the world, has started in earnest. The wings, standard save for the insertion of additional 83 and 87 litre fuel tanks in each, are nearing completion. In four hours on Sunday and 8 hours on Monday 24 and 25 May 2009 Mike, James and Steve put together the bulk of the rear fuselage. At last there is again something in the factory that resembles an aircraft! We now hope and expect to have Sling 002 ready to fly by the third week of June 2009, at least three weeks before departure for Oshkosh.