Fisher Flying Family,
We have Great News! The Company has been sold to Dave Hertner owner of Effectus AeroProducts. He is planning to continue on producing Fisher Flying Products kits and providing support for the Fisher Flying Community as I have.
Dave has been a supplier to Fisher Flying Products for a number of years and is the builder of a Van’s RV-10. Many of you have gas tanks, tail springs and rudder pedals that his company produced. Wooden aircraft are fairly new to him but he is a fast learner. He has been working with me over the past months, training on the manufacturing techniques unique to the production of wooden aircraft kit components.
As you can imagine there is a great deal going on during this transition and I have to thank you all again for your patience and understanding. I will be working behind the scenes for a while acting as a resource and mentor but as of today, Dave has the reigns. I know that the Fisher community will open their arms to welcome him just as they did for me.
Well that is enough from me. Below are a few words from Dave.
Thanks for five wonderful years.
My name is Dave Hertner and I am a confirmed aviation addict. The purchase of Fisher Flying Products is the next phase in my aviation adventure. I have been a pilot since I was 16 and have built a Van’s RV-10 which is admittedly quite different from the offerings at Fisher Flying Products.
I have been looking for a while for a business that I can work at with my son Thomas who is also aspiring to be a pilot. Together, we are going to do our best to keep manufacturing these timeless and affordable aircraft kits. We are also looking forward to the many friendships that will develop with our customers worldwide.
There are going to be some challenges for us in meeting the pent up customer demand over the coming months as we are going to be moving the business from its current location to Dorchester Ontario. I have secured a new location that is very close to our home because I wanted Thomas to be able to bike to the shop in the summer.
Until the business gets moved to its new location we are going to be filling plans, parts and accessory orders as usual. Anyone wanting to order a kit will be put on a waiting list. When we are ready to resume kit production after the business has been moved, we will contact you for your deposit and will start manufacturing your kit. I anticipate that this will happen sometime in July 2014. Please call or e-mail me with your interest in securing your position on the waiting list. It will be first come first serve.
I am also currently employed full time and knocking on retirement’s doorstep. This means that I am not going to be at the shop full time and I am going to be working there at odd hours. This will make phone support somewhat difficult. I am learning the aircraft designs on the fly with Paul’s support which means that I might take a little longer to get you your answers. The best way for me to support you is to get your questions by e-mail. That way, I can take my time and learn the problem, consult the drawings and develop the experience needed to support others when they call with a similar question.
In light of these challenges I can only ask your patience. We will work diligently to get your orders filled and shipped out in a reasonable timeframe. We will not take any shortcuts and as always, the quality of the kit components will be paramount.
Looking forward to hearing from you all,