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!
Cloverdale Airport (060) was a total blast this year! For the enjoyment of the day we had:
- BBQ by the Cloverdale Lions Club
- Demonstration flights
- Kit assembly displays
- Nor-Cal Skydivers
- And just a lot of aircraft to see
Watch for the Cloverdale Open House Next year in about 12 months!
Shipway Aviation @ Hangar 10
will also provide 6 gallons of gas and food to any Quicksilver or Ultralight that attends the Open House at Cloverdale for "FREE". Just contact us at 415 999-0949 to let us know your arriving! Hospitality Station at Hangar 10 8am to 5pm
Let's make it a great day!
SAVE THIS DATE! More news to come on the upcoming Open House. EAA Young Eagles will be present along with other guest appearances. Keep an eye on ShipwayAviation.com for information on times and a lot of fun!
As reported from the Facebook of Cloverdale Airport (060), they have survived the storm!
I have put my flying machines on blocks at the Cloverdale Airport (060) to help protect them from the massive rains hitting the Northern California area this past week. As soon as we can get access to the airport (just the access road was under water) we’ll know how our efforts have succeeded! And by the way, our Starduster is still on the market and most importantly safe in our hangar. (Check the blog below)