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!


One Day - One Sky - Put your mark on the sign-up map!

The world's only fly-in for open air machines of a different kind.

When:   Starts at daybreak, October 1, 2016

Where:   Anywhere on the planet Earth that men fly!

Who:  Any pilot of an aircraft considered an 'ultralight' and/or 'open air'.  Ultralight, PPG, PPC, Trike, Paramotor, Hang Glider, Hot Air Balloon. Any imaginative, magnificent flying machine.

Join the adventure; for more information follow the link to: WUFI 

Clear Lake Seaplane Splash In Celebration 2016

    Thursday September 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM PDT – to -
    Sunday September 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM PDT
    Natural High Field
    810 N Main St, Lakeport, CA 95453

Clear Lake Seaplane Splash In 2016 is right around the corner.  This year's event promises to be spectacular.  Mother Nature has once again blessed Clear Lake with copious amounts of rain which has given us the first "full" lake in several years.


The FAA published a policy update to the Federal Register on June 15 focusing on hangar use at federally obligated airports.  The update will take effect July 1, 2017, and is meant to be a clarification of “how aviation facilities—including hangars can be used on airports that receive federal funds,” according to the FAA.

June 15, 2016 By Joe Kildea

For the complete article click here: AOPA



So Sher has decided she wants to order new sails for our newest Quicksilver.  She is ordering a set with the same coloring as the old ultralight.  Ron Gonci of The Ultralight Store (RGonci@roadrunner.com) is completing our order and will be sending a timeline for order!  Thanks Ron.

The attached pictures show the sail colors we are ordering.