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Six Chuter News September 2014

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

2014 continues to be a great year for Six Chuter International LLC Powered Parachutes, our owner/pilots, flight centers, representatives and affiliates. We will be working on numerous articles and bulletins and a comprehensive annual report towards the end of this year. We remain in the midst of busy so it is difficult to take a break in the action to catch up with communications.

Thus this brief email to owners and prospective owners is just to highlight a few items.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH SIX CHUTER

Be patient. Our staff are in the midst of taking some long deserved summer breaks…even though summer is over. The factory is closed this coming week and will be open on September 28th. You can still reach Rolando during normal hours week days. But we continue to stay efficient with a small staff and if you can’t reach someone right away, just leave a message. We all do our best to respond by end of each work day.

Our toll free number is 888 727-1998. This system gives you a menu with a variety of options to leave messages with various staff.

If you want to order parts or need technical support, Call Rolando Santiago at 360 904 8766

If you need assistance or information on a current parts order, Call Tom Connelly at 509 264-0588

Email us at Sixchuterinfo@comcast.net

STAYING IN TOUCH

If you want to continue to stay connected with Six Chuter, in addition to checking our website www.sixchuter.com regularly

PRODUCTION UPDATE

We have recently invested heavily in inventory so that we move into the fall and winter months in great shape to reduce production and delivery times. Our schedule remains quite busy so if you are thinking about placing an order please let us know soon so that we can secure a favorable position on the schedule.

As a result of our inventory the following is a brief summary of expected production and delivery times through the Fall Quarter.

MODEL NORMAL PRODUCTION FALL 2014 PRODUCTION STARTING PRICE
Airframe Kit only All Models 4 weeks 2 Weeks if you choose color we have on hand $3995 to $7995
Full Kit for Experimental or Amateur Built Certification 6 weeks 4 weeks with color airframe on hand $9995 for P3 Lite

Legend XL Starting at $18,895

Paragon Starting at $31,995

Factory Assembled Legend Experimental 8 weeks 6 weeks with color airframe on hand Legend XL Starting at

$20,895

Factory Assembled Paragon Experimental 10 weeks 8 weeks with color airframe on hand Paragon Starting at $33,995

 

For more information on Six Chuter Models, visit our website at OUR AIRCRAFT

MORE STORIES COMING

  • 2015 will mark the Silver Anniversary of Six Chuter, entering our 25th year in business. Dan Bailey, founder and Doug Maas, President of Six Chuter International LLC are collaborating on a book, or at least an article on the Six Chuter experience.
  • We have new Flight Centers and Representatives to tell you about including, N.W. Light Sport Aviation Mark Martin, Sacramento Powered Parachutes Larry Howe, and SkyStriders Light Sport Aviation Bill Nelson
  • There are new SLSA (Special Light Sport Aircraft) certifications to write about including a Paragon XLss at Chutes Up Powered Parachutes in New Hampshire, a Legend XLss in California at Sacramento Powered Parachutes and one nearing completion in Eastern Washington at SkyStriders Light Sport Aviation
  • There are dozens of new Six Chuter owners around the world with some great stories to tell.
  • On the International Front, Microlight Aviation in India is rapidly expanding a new flight center, Jose Carrola is our new International Representative in Portugal, and YK Mok our new Flight Center Manager in South Korea managed to get the first ever powered parachute certified to the equivalent of light sport standards. Bob Warner just took delivery of a Paragon and is working with us to establish a flight center in Panama, Central America.

 

Ok that is it for brief. Again we look forward to more comprehensive information later this fall. Let us know how we can help you get airborne!

 

 

Best Regards,

Doug Maas

[Chief Financial Officer][Marketing] [Business Development]

[http://www.sixchuter.com/] [mailto:sixchuterinfo@comcast.net]

Join Us On Face Book

Friday, April 4th, 2014

We are getting more and more “likes” on our SIX CHUTER FACEBOOK page. And we are posting more stories and photos at that location. This is a great way to really get connected with fellow pilots, or prospective Six Chuter pilots around the world. Just go to our page and “like” it and you will get routine postings, stories and photos from us.

Yoav Ben-Ari Flying Six Chuter Paragon Hdlx in Israel

Six Chuter Classic Video

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Dan Bailey has updated the classic 1990s Six Chuter DVD

This video has incredible footage of flying powered parachutes in the Pacific Northwest. Dan has updated it with a trailer showing the 2014 line of Six Chuter International Powered Parachutes.

Enjoy on You Tube

Facebook

or Shutterfly

Six Chuters over Riyad

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Fahad Al-fleet just completed test flights of two new Six Chuter Legend Hdlx’s in Saudi Arabia.

Check out his excellent You Tube Videos:

Six Chuter Legend First Flight and Six Chuter Legend Training Flight

More information about Fahad’s flight school is available at http://www.alseerb.com/

We are proud to see Six Chuter’s flying around the globe and thank Fahad for his very excellent partnership with Six Chuter International LLC

Six Chuter 2014

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Enjoy a brief slide show of Six Chuter 2014. YOU TUBE, Face Book, or Six Chuter Photos and Videos. Meet our staff, view our facility and our line of powered parachutes for 2014.

Six Chuter “Quick Build” in Israel

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

This is a great Youtube video of our Israel Representative building a 912 Paragon kit from out of the box to engine running in four days! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXAsiEclck&feature=youtu.be

Nir and Efi Meirav Take on the First Paragon Full Kit Build In Israel

Six Chuter Kits “Taking Off”

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Six Chuter International is one of the few powered parachute manufacturers still in business, offering the option to “Build from a Kit”.  Six Chuter offers full assembly including Special Light Sport certification, but also offers part 103 ultralight kits, Experimental Light Sport kits and now Amateur Builder kits.

Here is a message from one of our Experimental builders, along with a few photos of his project to date:

Two Boeing Engineers and a Helicopter Pilot pick up their kit at Six Chuter

Hi Doug,

Thank you for the e-mail.  I received the throttle cable yesterday – thank you.  Building 3135 is progressing very well.  Work still keeps getting in the way! but I guess that’s what pays the bills…  Great job on the manuals!  They’re excellently written making the instructions understandable and assembly very easy.  I’ve made a few notes – I’ll send them all when I’m finished or some now and the rest later.  Please let me know what you prefer.     The bottom line is, I’ve enjoyed every minute building 3135!  Of course I get lots of help from my 3 year old grandson… =)

I’ve attached some pictures, please feel free to use them anyway you wish.  The throttle linkage came just in time as I just finished installing the prop drive and mounted the engine.  I’ll start the carburetors tomorrow.

Take care and have a great weekend.

Best regards,

Daniel L. McGregor

Technology Leader

Airport and Community Noise Engineering

3135 ELSA Kit Build Begins in nicely organized shop

3135 Legend XLss Kit Rolling!

Six Chuter History and About Our Company

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Interested in learning more about the history of Six Chuter Inc., the transition to Six Chuter International LLC, our facilities and our team?  Download Our History and About Us.

Dan Bailey Announces Retirement and Transition to Six Chuter International LLC

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

 Six Chuter Inc. Announces Final Phase of Transition to Six Chuter International LLC

November 21, 2011

Dan Bailey, founder and original owner of Six Chuter Inc. Powered Parachutes, along with new owners of Six Chuter International LLC announced that they are in the final phases of transitioning between companies. Bailey and Tim Vedder, President of Six Chuter International LLC, explained that this transition has really been in progress for several years.  Six Chuter Inc. moved sales and distribution rights to the new partners beginning in 2008.  In 2010 the parts distribution operation was moved to a new facility in East Wenatchee, Washington. And during 2011 full assembly and distribution of their powered parachutes was occurring out of the hangar at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East, Wenatchee.

The “final phase” includes closing of Six Chuter Inc. and movement of all fabrication equipment to the facility in Wenatchee.  Tom Connelly, factory manager for Six Chuter International LLC, said that all of the equipment and reorganization of the factory should be done by March 1 of 2012. The partners involved in the transition have been working with Dan Bailey for many years so the impact of the changes is minimal on customers.  Rolando Santiago, sales and technical support manager, has been helping Six Chuter Inc. customers for over eight years and continues in that role with Six Chuter International LLC.  Doug Maas, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Marketing and Business Development, has worked with Dan Bailey since 2000 and now continues in his role with Six Chuter International LLC. Steve Rambo has been with Six Chuter longer than any other sales representative and continues with Six Chuter International LLC as an affiliate manager of logistics.  And Mike Lersbak is partnered as an affiliate with Six Chuter International LLC as a lead flight instructor and FAA examiner. Despite Dan Bailey’s “retirement” he will have an ongoing role with the new company as a consultant.  According to the new partners current and prospective customers will be just as likely to talk directly to Dan when calling Six Chuter International!

Six Chuter is one of the few remaining powered parachute manufacturers that went through the process of certifying their aircraft for production as light sport legal.  Only manufacturers who went through the rigorous process can legally manufacturer, sell and certify two seat experimental and special light sport powered parachutes.  Six Chuter International will continue to manufacture and market a single seat, “ultralight” model, as well as the “Legend” series of experimental and special light sport powered parachutes.

 Tim Vedder explained that the name change to Six Chuter International LLC helps capture the reality that Six Chuter has indeed become an International Company. Vedder said that the company has well over 2100 powered parachutes flying around the world today.  And he said that thanks to Dan Bailey’s hard work, most of these are still flying and all are still supported with parts and technical support.  Doug Maas, director of business development added that the company continues to seek motivated and qualified individuals to join the Six Chuter International team as affiliates, sales representatives and flight center managers. He also said that the new company will be holding a series of open houses at the new facility beginning in the spring of 2012.

 Learn more about the company, their product and opportunities at:

 Six Chuter International LLC

888 727-1998

www.sixchuter.com

Read more about the Six Chuter International Team at ABOUT SIXCHUTER on the Six Chuter website.

November 18, 2011

A New Beginning

After twenty-one years, six months and nine days as owner, I am announcing the closure of Six Chuter Inc., effective October 24th, 2011.

As I move ever closer to my retirement, like most of you, I look forward to a more relaxed lifestyle.  With that in mind, I have taken steps to plan my exit from full time work in such a way that Six Chuter and what we collectively have created over all these years may continue on into the future.  Towards that goal, I have been working directly with Six Chuter International to assume control of all operations in the manufacture and distribution of the Six Chuter product line. 

The owners of Six Chuter International are not new to this sport.  They already have years of experience having worked directly with me in many different capacities over the past decade and in particular over the past two years in anticipation of this occasion.  I believe this will allow for a seamless transition going forward and hope that you will continue to place your loyalty and trust with this group just as you did with Six Chuter Inc.

This is not the end.  It’s the beginning.  When we started Six Chuter in April of 1991, I know in my own heart that none of us really thought we’d make it.  A month!  Six months!  A year?  And, now here I am almost 22 years later having survived the thrills and chills, the ups and downs and all that owning a business can throw at you.  And I loved every darn second of it!

I can never fully express my gratitude for all that I have been given and blessed with over these past years.  In my wildest dreams I couldn’t imagine the gift of participating in such a wonderful sport; meeting and becoming friends with so many good folks all around this country; and having the opportunity to work with some really great and creative people.  At times this has truly been a humbling experience but it also has been a journey of discovery and knowledge that has allowed me to go places and do things I could never have dreamed of.  The rewards that I have gained from this experience are not measured in dollars or even anything tangible, but in the memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.  Thank you for all the wonderful years, for your trust and for your never-ending loyalty to our product and our company.  And most of all thank you for your friendship.

Blue Skies

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey, Founder Six Chuter Inc.

Six Chuters In Europe

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Joe Kolek On Cover of European Flying Magazine

Here is a message from Joe Kolek, our European Distributor:

Joe continues to work very hard on behalf of Six Chuter to distribute our aircraft in that area of the world.

Dear Doug :

Finaly home from a fantastic journey through Indochina. Every American should go there to see them “at work”, the nations we do not have a chance to compete with …

I am proud to share with you and all the 6Ch enthusiasts that in Europe/CZ (Czech Republic) one of my 6Ch’s there was selected as a drop-off platform to test a performance of numerous reserve chutes conducted by Czech LAA aviation authority (equivalent to FAA here) and 6Ch’s photo appeared on a very front page of Czech “Pilot” magazine, April 2011 issue, together with a story about the event with more photos inside !!! Do you want me to send you an accompanied text translated into English ?

Well, I am very proud of it that at least some “fruits” of my long effort there to educate stubborn Europeans that 6Ch has a multitude of excelent qualities got noticed there …
All three 6Ch I have in EU now are finaly certified; bunch of new red tape there. We’ll be going to EU right after the Memorial weekend so we would meet in Quincy yet. Will you go with us ? … also, I would like to buy from you a couple of those radio pouches and those 6Ch history DVD’s …

Stay in touch and
Have a nice day
Joe & Eva