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Canada's Favourite Advanced Ultralight

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National Ultralight Inc was founded in 1983 by Ian Coristine and Gordon Bruce and since 1984 has been the exclusive Canadian distributor of the Challenger.

Gordon retired after several years and Ian ran the company alone until
1996 when Bryan Quickmire returned to Canada to become his partner.
Bryan had instructed in the company's Challenger training operation in 1984.

Ian, who earned full credit for establishing the initial Challenger presence in Canada, started phasing out of active participation in 1999 and in early 2005 retired to focus full attention on his 1000 Islands photo publishing business.

National Ultralight is now wholly owned by Bryan Quickmire and has some
600 Challenger owners in Canada and annual sales exceeding $1 million.

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.

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

Since returning in 1996 Bryan primarily flies Challenger advanced ultralights equipped with amphibious floats, retractable wheel/skis and tundra wheels.
He looks forward to many more years in the Challenger community!

Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corp has been manufacturing the Challenger
in Moline, Illinois since 1983. Dave Goulet is the founder and president.

Dave has received numerous accolades both for his brilliant design and for
his stewardship of Quad City, ultralight aviation's longest running company.

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