National Ultralight Inc.
World's Leading Challenger Distributor

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National Ultralight Inc was founded in 1983 and since 1984 the company has been the exclusive distributor of the Challenger line of aircraft in Canada. Headquarters are at Edenvale Aerodrome, an hour north of Toronto, Ontario.

The versatility of the Challenger line of aircraft is legendary: wheels, skis, floats, soaring. Local and transcontinental flights. Four seasons a year of use! Challengers have vastly lower acquisition and operating costs than aircraft offering only a fraction of the capabilities. The fuel economy is unbeatable!
Owners enjoy a huge user community and an extensive support network.
All this has resulted in over 4,000 Challengers being shipped since 1983!

National Ultralight is the world's leading Challenger distributor having sold over 600 Challengers. The company is leveraging its expertise in sales and support by expanding beyond Canada to the United States and worldwide.

National Ultralight's two main suppliers are Quad City Aircraft Corp which manufactures the airframes and Bombardier-Rotax which makes the engines.

Quad City Aircraft Corp has manufactured over 4,000 Challengers in Moline, Illinois since 1983. It is ultralight aviation's longest running company!

Canadian owned Bombardier-Rotax has made over seven million engines since 1920. They outsell all other manufacturers combined in light aircraft!

National Ultralight is wholly owned by Bryan Quickmire. Bryan is a member of the Challenger Advisory Council formed by Quad City Aircraft Corp. The Council's mandate is to guide development of the Challenger line of aircraft.

Bryan earned his wings in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in 1967 and went on to acquire a commercial licence with multi-engine and instrument ratings,
an aerobatic instructor rating, plus glider and ultralight instructor ratings.
He first instructed in Challengers at National Ultralight's flight school in 1984.
Bryan has accumulated 4,500 hours as PIC of more than 60 types of aircraft.

Bryan's career as a computer executive took him to Boston for nine years.
He spent his time off traveling extensively in his Steen Skybolt biplane and competing at the Advanced level in International Aerobatic Club competitions.

Since returning to Canada Bryan has owned Challenger advanced ultralights equipped with amphibious floats, retractable wheel/skis and tundra wheels.

Bryan belongs to the Edenvale Classic Aircraft Foundation where he flies the DH82A Tiger Moth, Fairchild Cornell, Bellanca Cruisemaster and other types.

"High Flight" by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. has been a source of inspiration:

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth,

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of ...

Bryan was inspired to spend his life in pursuit of those hundred things!

Bryan's column "A Hundred Things" in Canadian Flight magazine
offered an account, at times humorous - at times philosophical,
of his wanderings and adventures.

Bryan also wrote "Room To Manoeuvre", a column covering
aerobatics and thought-provoking issues in piloting,
which appeared in Aviation Quarterly magazine
along with his feature articles.

For a selection of magical meanderings and mystical musings click below:
A Hundred Things on All Manner of Things
A Hundred Things on Challenger Discoveries
Room To Manoeuvre on Aerobatics and Airmanship

For something completely different - poetry! - click here for Sky Fever...

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