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!

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.

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