Ray and Sher's Shipway Light-Sport and Ultralight Aviation services provides Sport Pilot and Ultralight pilot training, Basic Flight Reviews and Proficiency Checks for your Light-Sport aircraft. We provide Quicksilver sales and services, including owner building assistance in Cloverdale, CA 060 (Cloverdale Airport designator) thirty miles north of Santa Rosa on Hwy 101. Light-Sport planes and Ultralights are very light weight, single and two seat aircraft are used for sport and recreation. We can set you up with Floats to attach to your plane so you can land and or take-off from water. 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!

Electric Aircraft Symposium 2014

CAFE's EAS VIII
When: April 25, 26, 2014
Where: Santa Rosa, CA
 

Is anyone interested in going to the Electric Aircraft Symposium this year?  It has been my pleasure to attend the last two years and I'm looking forward to this year’s gathering as well.  If you ever had a question regarding electric this is the place for answers.  The future is now and it cannot be more exciting come and listen!  Check out the CAFE web site and follow the links and information.  Great time and right here in Santa Rosa.  See you at the Flamingo!

Motor Glider being built for Quicksilver by our friends at Rainbow Aviation

Talk about a fun site to wander thru check out Electric Motor Glider with links to all kinds of ultralight and light sport aircraft stuff this sight will keep you busy for a long while.  I'm really excited about the new Motor Glider being built for Quicksilver by our friends at Rainbow Aviation.  Brian as you come to find out is an aircraft builder and an instructor.  This new design is wonderful in its simplicity and 103ness.  Carol is a lovely Lady and instructor par excellent as well.

2013 CLEAR LAKE SPLASH-IN

The Clear Lake Splash-In is very dear to both Captain Ray and Sher.  We have attended this Fly-In for the last 10 years with our Quicksilver and only have missed once!
 
PRESS RELEASE
When: September 27 – 29, 2013
CONTACT: Lou Reinkens – 530-525-5273
 
The 34th Annual Clear Lake Splash-In is scheduled September 27 – 29, 2013 at Lakeport, California. Organized by West Coast Seaplane Pilots Association, this is the oldest and largest seaplane gathering in the Western United States. Arrivals and Registration begin Friday the 27th at Noon, with most activities scheduled for, and aircraft arrivals expected on, Saturday the 28th. Several flying contests will take place on Saturday accompanied by constant arrivals and departures.

SONOMA JET CENTER AVIATION DAY 2013

EAA YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT
When: Saturday October 5th 10am – 2pm
View Young Eagles Flyer

Captain Ray and Sher have co-chaired the EAA Young Eagles event twice a year for the last 8 years for EAA Chapter 124.  This event is held during the Sonoma Jet Open House which is 2 events in one!  Once in Santa Rosa and once in Cloverdale in the Spring. 

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