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!

Moving planes up on blocks!

 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)

WUFI A Success!

We did it!  On October 1, 2016, we at Shipway Aviation participated in the World Ultralight Fly-in.  It is held on One Day and in One Sky!  The WUFI is the world’s only fly-in for open air machines of a different kind.  This event is held anywhere on the planet Earth that men fly.   Be sure to check out the WUFI webpage to get involved in this yearly event. 

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