Ray and Sher's Shipway Ultralight Aviation services provides Ultalight pilot training and services in Cloverdale, CA 060 (Cloverdale Airport designator) thirty miles north of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101. Ultralights are very light weight single seat aircraft used for sport and recreation. They fly “low and slow” during the day and good weather conditions. The term ultralight can include everything from unpowered hang gliders to powered parachutes to fully instrumented, sleek-looking “cruisers” weighing less than 254 pounds. Flying an ultralight does not require a pilot certificate and there are no minimum age or training requirements. Because they are often easier to operate, training normally takes just 10-20 hours. Aircraft costs are also low, with average new ultralights costing between $8,000-$15,000. Used ultralights can cost as little as $5000!
Ray and I added another 2 planes to our 'Hangar 10' in Cloverdale. Spent several hours putting them together from a kit! Already have 2 youngsters ready to learn how to "fly" them..... here is, our Hangar 10 with the 2 new planes...
We sold our Quicksilver MXL II, took in a MXl sport and sold the Sport the same evening! Two sales for the year. woo woo. Rob C found our ad on the Barnstormers Site and started the negotiations from Phoenix. My Adopted Son Ryan was looking for a single seat Quicksilver 103 ultralight which is what Rob had. 25 e-mails and an exchange of video walk a rounds got Rob and his Lady Ann into their truck and trailer heading for Cloverdale. 13 hours later we were shaking hands and tradin planes and money. I like this business!!
Our Team, Capt Ray, Sher, and Ryan, had a great excursion flying our beautiful new 'little' plane home. It’s a Quicksilver SLSA, (light sport plane) and the 3rd one built out of production; #003. We flew from Temecula (East of LA, Southern CA) all the way back (447.8 miles) to Cloverdale, Northern California.
How did it all start?
When: Sept 20-21, 2014
Where: Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA
Sher and I will be at the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show with our restored 1992 Quicksilver MXL II. We should have plenty of information on the New Quicksilver line-up of aircraft. Our give-a-way will be an introductory flight per day of the Air Show. A special Facebook friend, Jason Pearson, will be here to install the pyrotechnics on a very interesting Ultralight Demonstration. For more information on daily activities follow the link