Anniversary at Wallaby Ranch / March 23rd - 28th 1999
Wallaby Ranch was so much fun this Spring we are going again in March.
Demos of all our latest products will be available for you to fly. The public
is invited, so we expect a big turnout. The dates listed above are subject to
change, so be sure to check back here as Spring approaches. Mark your calendars
and come fly with us in the spring!
A reminder that to take advantage of the fall Fusion inventory sale
we must receive your $2000 dollar deposit on or before December 15th.
Wills Wing Rigid Wing?
The folks at Bright Star (designers of the Swift and Millennium)
put a control bar on a Millennium for us to evaluate. It is weight shift controlled
in pitch, and aerodynamically controlled in roll and yaw, activated through pilot pressure
on the control bar. To the pilot the aerodynamic controls are "transparent,"
i.e. you fly it like a flex wing. If it turns out that the project is feasible aerodynamically,
structurally, and financially we may choose to produce and sell a control bar configuration
of the Millennium. We'll keep you updated as we get further into the project.
Please give us your feedback on what you think the market might be for a glider like this
in your area.
Wills Wing Pilot Mike Meier test flying the Millennium with control bar
The response to the special inventory harness pricing on the web site,
and in the magazine has been very strong. Remember inventory harnesses are $100 dollars
lower retail price until the end of the year.
New Wills Wing Drogue
After flight testing several different designs of drogue parachutes
we have decided to market one. Free Flight Enterprises will be building it for
us. On final approach the drogue turns a Fusion into an Ultra Sport, and Ultra
Sport into a Falcon, and a Falcon into a paraglider. We are excited about how
this little parachute can help make landing easier. Judging by the number of downtube
orders processed here we think you'll sell a lot of these. Drogue `chute including
Introductory price $110.00
We'll be getting our next helmet shipment in early December.
Our plan is to go into spring with a large stock of helmets.
This new altimeter
watch is very impressive. The battery is replaceable by the customer, it has
a light, and it's waterproof to 100 feet. Also the rate of climb readout is on
the same screen as the altimeter, and it has a digital compass. Avocet's new instrument
is not available until mid 1999 so we decided to give this new product a try.
It is more expensive than the Avocet, but appears to be more durable with extra features
pilots want. Each dealer may purchase the first one at the maximum dealer quantity
discount. We should have a limited quantity in stock before Christmas. Give
one a try.
Suggested retail $199.00
Cocoon Harness Changes
We are currently no longer making the Flylight Deluxe harness the same
way we used to. The built in harness bag has been eliminated and replaced with
a front mounted storage container. Please direct any questions you have on harness
matters to Gene Atkins here at WW. Gene@willswing.com
We will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 26th,
and re-open November 30th.
We will close for Christmas vacation at noon December 18th and re-open
January 4th. Please try to anticipate your parts orders for the holidays and
let us know what you'll need as far in advance as possible.
Please Fly Safely!
The Wills Wing Crew