Tavares, Florida, May 11, 2020 — All Progressive Aerodyne’s production, service and store operations are up and running after the temporary closing. As a precaution, we have implemented procedures to limit exposure of our employees, customers and suppliers through social distancing and hygiene to Covid-19. Demonstrations, factory tours and SeaRey deliveries are in full swing.
TEMPORARILY CLOSING OPERATIONS
Tavares, Florida, April 3, 2020 — Progressive Aerodyne’s production, service and store operations have been shut down in compliance with Florida Executive Order 20-91 due to the COVID-19 virus measures. We plan to reopen on Monday, May 11th unless we are advised, otherwise. Technical Support, Sales and Accounting will continue during this period. They can be reached at extension 2 for Technical Support, 3 for Sales and 4 for Accounting.
SEAREY SCORES BIG AT AIRVENTURE 2019
Tavares, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne, Inc. (PAI) obtained ten new aircraft sales at AirVenture 2019 raising our global customer backlog to over 22 aircraft. Of special interest, Kerry Richter received the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association Presidents Award for his lifelong dedication to advancing the caliber of light seaplane design and acceptance. PAI displayed two Elite SeaReys in Booth 19 and conducted numerous demonstration flights from the seaplane base on Lake Winnebago. Flying Fish, in conjunction with PAI, featured one of their two identical SeaReys at the seaplane base and displayed their SeaRey at the Seaplane Pilot’s Association (SPA) annual corn roast. And, to round it out, Progressive Aerodyne received the Gold Sponsor award for its support of SPA’s mission to expand seaplane awareness through the loan of our “Baby Blue” SeaRey to SPA. Progressive Aerodyne is dedicated to the many hundreds of existing SeaRey owners, to our new customers and to the advancement of sport seaplane flight in the US and around the world.
AOPA SEAREY ARTICLE
“WATER WINGS – GET A SEAPLANE RATING—AND FLY SOLO—IN THIS CLUB’S SEAREY,” May 1, 2019, By Jill W. Tallman — “How can a pilot be overdressed in jeans and sneakers? When the airplane you are about to fly is a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey.”
VISIT US AT 2019 AIRVENTURE
Tavares, Florida — Progressive Aerodyne will be attending the 2019 AirVenture EAA Convention in Oshkosh, WI, July 22-28. As in past years, we will be offering flight demonstrations for prospective customers. Experience the difference. Stop by our booth and learn about the most popular worldwide LSA amphibious airplane — the only LSA amphibian certified by the FAA in the US and the CAAC in China.
PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE ATTENDS 2019 SUN ‘N FUN
Lakeland, Florida, April 2-7, 2019 — Progressive Aerodyne, Flying Fish Seaplanes and Seaplane Pilots Association again teamed up at the 2019 Sun’n Fun Aerospace Expo.
FLYING SURFACES PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION
Tavares, Florida, January 23, 2019 — Progressive Aerodyne, Robin Bassett, our manufacturing “lead” for flying surfaces, earned his Poly-Fiber Instructor’s certification. This training qualifies Robin as a factory-certified Poly-Fiber instructor. More importantly, our organization and SeaRey customers benefit from Robin’s expertise.
PROGRESSIVE AERODYNE ATTENDS 2019 SPORT AVIATION EXPO
Sebring, Florida, January 23-26, 2019 — Progressive Aerodyne, Flying Fish Seaplanes and Seaplane Pilots Association team up at the 2019 Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida to promote seaplane aviation.
RFSC ROTAX iRMT 9 SERIES MAINTENANCE/SERVICE CERTIFICATION
Tavares, Florida, January 19, 2019 — Progressive Aerodyne, Brett Heuvelman and Dan Chamberlin re-certified their RFSC ROTAX iRMT 9 SERIES MAINTENANCE and SERVICE SPECIALTIES. Brett and Dan are our factory Assembly and Service Leads. When we have LSA factory-built SeaRey technical questions, these are the professionals we turn to.
SEAREY AIRCRAFT PRODUCED WITH THROTTLE FORWARD
Tavares, Florida, January 9, 2019 — In response to customer suggestions, all new SeaRey Elite and Adventure aircraft will feature a throttle forward configuration. The throttle and brake handles will be moved approximately 5 inches forward of their prior location to allow greater elbow room for the pilot and passenger. Feedback from pilots has been overwhelmingly positive.
Tavares, Florida, 2018 — All new SeaRey aircraft will be equipped with an oil temperature thermostat that causes oil to bypass the oil cooler at low oil temperatures. This allows engine oil to warm up to the Rotax minimum 120F much sooner during cold weather operation.
GARMIN G3X TOUCH
Tavares, Florida, 2017 — All new SeaRey Elite aircraft will be equipped with Garmin G3X Touch Screen glass cockpits. This replaces the prior Advanced 5500 glass cockpit. You will experience a new level of functionality with this enhancement.
CHESAPEAKE SPORT PILOT NAMED OUTSTANDING FLIGHT SCHOOL BY AOPA
Tavares, Florida, October 6, 2014 — Chesapeake Sport Pilot, a Searey approved flight school, has been named an outstanding flight school by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). The AOPA has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.