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SkyStriders LLC

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

nelson prosserWelcome one of our newest representatives, Bill Nelson, SkyStriders LLC, based out of Prosser, Washington.

Here is a personal message from Bill:

Happy New Year to all of you who fly ultralights and light sport aircraft in WA state, and in nearby locals.  My purpose in sending this email is to let you know about a new business that will hopefully soon be opening in Eastern Washington.  So if you’re on the Wet (West) side you can pretty much ignore this. 

 But for those in Central-Eastern Washington, North Eastern Oregon, and Western Idaho (especially the powered parachute and light sport airplane crowd) let me introduce myself.  My name is Bill Nelson, I live in Prosser, WA, and I am developing a new enterprise called Skystriders Light Sport Aviation LLC.  My plans are to provide light sport service, instruction, Discovery Flights and rides, annual inspections, flight reviews, and Six Chuter specific sales and service to current pilots and to those who would like to get into our sport.  Now if you already have someone providing such services for you please know that I’m not interested in trying to steal you away for myself.  But for new and prospective pilots who don’t have someone to provide any of these services, I am available. 

Now before you get too excited about a Six Chuter rep. in Eastern Washington, let me say that while I already do represent Six Chuter, have built my own SLSA trainer, and have been through the 120 hour training for Light Sport Mechanics down at Rainbow Aviation in CA, I still need to finish my CFI in PPC’s.  I have my CFI in Light Sport Airplanes so if you need instruction in your own plane, or a Biennial Flight Review, I can help.  But my hope is to center my business around PPC’s and that will require a PPC CFI and the add-on module for PPC’s at Rainbow (which I’ll get in May).  So this email, as much as anything, is just to let you know that such services are coming, and hopefully by this next summer I’ll be in full operation. 

Now if you want to know more about me and Skystriders, please take a moment to check out my web page at  You can also email me at  And I especially would like to hear from you in a reply to this note if you would like for me to take you off this mailing list.  Or, if you know of any pilots who aren’t a member of EAA UL Chapter 127, and who might need my services, or if you know of someone who is interested in getting into our sport, I would appreciate your sending me their email, or you’re telling them about me and sending them to my web site.  One way or another I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you.


Bill Nelson


Light Sport Aviation LLC




Business Opportunities with Six Chuter International LLC

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

We have published the latest version of BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES with Six Chuter International LLC

If you are potentially interested in partnering with us to enjoy the sport while also earning money, go to our Business Opportunities Page and take a moment to fill out the request form.

We will send you an 18 Page brochure that explains our business partner structure.

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.


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


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


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.

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


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


  • 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]

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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

Safety Directive

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

A safety directive was issued in 2013 relating to proper technical specifications and installation on muffler t bolt clamps

Please review this if you have this type of installation on Six Chuter Legend Light Sport Aircraft

SD 2013-01 06/01/2013 None Muffler Clamp Specifications and Installation

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

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 “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!

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!

ELSA Kit Customer Update

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

A very nice note from Daniel McGregor who is currently assembling one of our Legend XLss “ELSA” (Experimental Light Sport Aircraft) kits. We remain one of the few manufacturers that offers our aircraft fully assembled and FAA certified, or as a factory Experimental Light Sport kit and now as a fully owner assembled Amateur Light Sport Kit (ABLSA)

Hi Doug. Just a note to let you know I received your email. Building the new Legend is incredible! The documentation and guidance is brilliant! You’ve made some great progress since S/N 3002! I can’t believe how comprehensive and professional the instructions are – great job.

Bottom line is I’m very pleased with the new PPC kit. Thank you, but I’m sure you’ve heard this before. If you don’t mind, I’ll send some pictures. Thanks so much!

Dan McGregor

Shipping Assembled Units

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Six Chuter International has more than 2100 powered parachutes flying around the world.  We have therefore become experts in shipping either full kits that require assembly by new owners, or shipping of aircraft that are fully assembled and flown before shipping.

Watch this video of our Israel Representative Nir Merieav unpacking and reassembling a Six Chuter Legend: