Six Chuter International Powered Parachutes
Manufacturing and Distributing Powered Parachutes Around the World

Sport Pilot Wings

October 31st, 2012

Cool new sport pilot wings are now available at the Six Chuter Powered Parachute Store

Six Chuter History and About Our Company

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.

Six Chuter at Arlington Airshow

September 26th, 2012

Doug Maas on Six Chuter International, Arlington 2012

Doug Maas, CFO of Six Chuter International does an interview with Ultraflight News at the Arlington Airshow, 2012.  Doug covers some history of the company transition as well as reviewing the current model line:

 

Dan Bailey Announces Retirement and Transition to Six Chuter International LLC

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.

Shipping Assembled Units

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:

Six Chuters In Europe

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

The History of Six Chuter in DVD Set Now Available

April 17th, 2011

The Complete History of Six Chuter On DVD!

“I’ve always been a casino buff, but until I started putting all this together, I didn’t realize just how much casino we had created ourselves.  Getting back to those early years and reliving what we’ve accomplished is very satisfying.  For me personally, knowing that the people that participated over all the years, are represented in these videos and preserved  for all time is a tribute to them and  to everyone that loves our online-casino österreich.”

Dan Bailey, President Six Chuter Inc.

 Limited time offer.  We will be marketing this incredible set of video (nearly eight hours of exciting and interesting powered parachute history) for $49.95.  For a limited time you can order now for only $34.95

Ben Morrow Passes Away

March 26th, 2011

Some Very Sad News Posted by Dan Bailey, Board of Directors Six Chuter International LLC

Ben Morrow Leading EAA Course at Six Chuter Memorial Day Rally 2005

“I awoke this morning to find an email from Joyce Morrow informing me that Ben Morrow passed away suddenly yesterday from a heart attack.

Many of you may not have known Ben as his involvement was in the early formative years of the sport while he was still working for the FAA. I first met Ben in Chicago at a meeting we had there that involved the ppc manufacturers at that time. Later Ben would be instrumental in assisting our company and many of you to gain your Basic Flight Instructors rating. Ben later retired from the FAA but not from his involvement with powered parachutes. He worked tireless hours in the background through his contacts within the FAA and with our manufacturing community to keep us all on track and moving forward.

When it became apparent our company had to align with the new Light Sport regulations, Ben worked voluntarily to help us write our manuals so that we could move through the process with as little pain as possible. Much of what he did over all these years was without compensation as he derived that from his pure love of the sport and the people he met. Still when I think of him, he is as much a pioneer of this sport as anyone I know. More than that he was a gentleman and a great friend. He will be missed.”

Dan Bailey

“I would add that Ben attended numerous Memorial Day fly ins that we had during the ultralight days.  Ben was instrumental in helping our growing group of pilots earn their ultralight instructor and in some cases ultralight examiner ratings through the EAA.  Since we had to renew every two years, Ben was always there for us. There is no way the sport would have grown and thrived in the Western U.S. without Ben’s leadership, teaching, support and as Dan said, pure friendship.”

Doug Maas

Western Powered Parachute Association LLC

Investigating the Sport of Powered Parachutes with “Due Diligence”

February 26th, 2011
 
 
 
 

Six Chuter Paragon 912s

If you have come to our website you are no doubt one of our nearly 2200 owners, or you have just begun to investigate the sport.  If you are in the latter category it is easy to get caught up in the potential excitement and make very early (impulse), very many, and very poor decisions.  This can be driven by a lot of information (overload) available over the internet, that unfortunately can be very inaccurate and even dishonest in some instances.

Six Chuter has staked out a reputation that has kept us in business longer than any other manufacturer under original ownership.  That reputation is based on a foundation of honesty and integrity.  Towards that continuing goal we have published an article that can guide you through the decision making process that answers questions that many won’t even raise to you!  These are some key decisions that you must make before you start writing checks to anyone!  Here is a short list:

  • What type of flying are you most interested in?
  • Would you prefer to fly a simple single seat aircraft or do you envision carrying passengers?
  • What is involved in learning to fly?
  • Do you want to purchase a new aircraft or a used aircraft?
  • Are you a builder, or do you mainly want to just fly?
  • What other expenses are involved in owning a powered parachute?
  • Do you have support available including instructors, flight examiners, qualified maintenance personnel and factory resources?
  • Do you have places to fly and people to fly with?

DOWNLOAD this complimentary article.  And feel free to contact us at sixchuterinfo@comcast.net or call us toll free at 888 727-1998 with questions.  We are here to help you realize a dream, but intelligently.

Six Chuter Mission in The Congo

January 29th, 2011

Check out this great you tube video of missionary Glen Chapman operating his Six Chuter powered parachute in the Congo

And read and hear from Glen Chapman directly at http://hopeforcongo.blogspot.com/2010/10/powered-parachutes-in-dr-congo.html