Mike Makepeace Interview

I just posted an interview with Mike Makepeace on our YouTube channel. Mike was a dealer for Mike Fisher in the early days and did a bunch of flight testing and demonstration flights for many of the Fisher line of aircraft.
Mike describes the flight characteristics of a number of the aircraft he has flown. He has also built 22 Fisher Flying Products aircraft kits.
Mike describes many of the carnival like escapades that took place back in the early days of the ultralight boom of the late 80’s and early 90’s. He is quite engaging and you will enjoy this 46 minute interview.

You can see it here:


Fisher R-80 Tiger Moth in Latest Taylor Swift Video

I just found out from Dave Flohr that there is a Fisher Flying Products R-80 Tiger Moth featured in Taylor Swift’s Music video “Wildest Dreams”. The FFP Moth was built by Jerry Boughner. It can be found about the 1:30 mark in the video.

It was exciting to see the R-80 Tiger Moth which was built in South Africa in the video. It is placed in a beautiful setting and is projected in a very positive way. We have to say thank you to Joseph Kahn for choosing one of our aircraft to help portray the era that the video tries to convey.

Get your Kit Ordered Before the Price Increase

We are planning on making some minor pricing adjustments after Oshkosh. We have held the prices on our kits steady for the last 6 years and it is time that the increases in material and labor are addressed. These changes won’t be excessive as we want to maintain our position as one of the lowest cost aircraft kit manufacturers in the market.

We are also looking into new ways that you can purchase a kit. We know that large cash outlays aren’t a possibility for many people and we want to make it easier for people to get started without putting their families at risk financially. We will have more on this as we get closer to the show.

Rotax 503 For Sale

Jim Hubbard contacted me and said that he has a brand new Rotax 503 DCDI fan cooled engine with the B gearbox for sale. He sent me a detail sheet which I will forward to you if you are interested. You can contact me at dave@fisherflying.com

Missing E-Mail Message

Someone out there recently sent me an e-mail through the website inquiring about Youngster plans. If that person was you, please send me another message. The original was lost somehow when we changed hosts.



The Website Has Been Moved

News from the Nest:

I am happy to tell everyone that the Fisher Flying Products website has been moved to another host and OH What A Difference!! Thanks for your patience all these months putting up with the slow speed.

We are now going to continue with the installation  of a Builder/Owners Forum. I will let everyone know when it is ready to kick off. I will go on the Yahoo Groups forum and ask those members to come on over to an open forum that is moderated by builders/flyers.

We have also been working on the tail spring issue. We should have some prototypes ready for testing in the next couple of weeks.


Poor Website Loading Speed

I would like to apologize to all of the people who have visited this website and have found the load speeds to take way too long. We have tried a bunch of things including working with the hosting company to get the pages to load faster.

It has come to the point that we are going to be changing hosting companies. We have tried the site on another host and have found that it operates normally there. The change over is going to happen in the next couple of days and the site may be down for a short period of time while the transition takes place.

This is not the only problem with the website and I thank all of you out there who have contacted me with concerns regarding missing content and such. Once we have the load speed problem fixed we are going to be concentrating on getting the site pages properly populated with content.

Once again, I would like to thank you all for your patience as we work to make this site more user and customer friendly.


Polini Pricing Now Available

I have finalized the pricing for the Polini THOR Dual Spark Engine now available through Fisher Flying Products.

Our every day price for this exceptional engine is US$ 4,750.00 + shipping from our facility. The Canadian Price for the engine is $ 5,750.00 + tax and shipping from our facility.

We require a 75% deposit with the order. The balance + shipping fees are due when it leaves our facility.

Let us know if you are interested by giving us a call at 519-933-2055 or by going to our contact page.

Have a Great Day!


Oshkosh 2014 Interview by Dan Johnson

Hey there Everyone! Exciting News! I just received the link to an interview I was involved in at Oshkosh. Dan Johnson interviewed me and then put together a great 10 minute promo video. He has lots of other videos on his site www.ByDanJohnston.com. My thanks also go to Dave Loveman who created the video.

For those of you out there that haven’t met me, this will be an introduction of sorts and there is lots of information, photos and video of the Fisher product line.

Here it is.