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Quality Sport Planes (QSP) is hosting its annual Open House and Fly-In and retirement party for Doug Dugger on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am - 4 pm, at the QSP facilities at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60) in California:
Doug Dugger will be retiring at the end of the month after running Quality Sport Planes for the past 10 years. QSP has been representing Zenith Aircraft kits in the western United States for 15 years and hosts one of the largest Zenith fly-ins every year. Based at the Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60) in northern California, the business was founded in 2005 as an independent distributor for Zenith Aircraft Company.
Headed by Doug Dugger for the past 10 years, he will be turning the business over to Ivan Gromala. Ivan is an active pilot and has built several Zenith kits himself, and he looks forward to supporting new and existing Zenith builders in California and the western United States.
“Ivan recently spent time at the Zenith factory, and we are very happy to know he will be heading QSP in the future” said Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft Co. president. “Ivan shares our passion for flying and building light sport aircraft, and is committed to providing Zenith builders and owners with personalized service.”
Mr. Gromala’s intentions are to continue developing QSP as an active builder-assist center in the region and to make sure Zenith kits are well represented at small regional fly-ins as well as at larger events such as “Copperstate” in the South and “Arlington” in the Northwest.
Above, Ivan Gromala (second from right) at the Zenith Aircraft workshop, with Roger Dubbert and Sebastien Heintz.
Come check out the Zenith planes and meet Ivan Gromala, the new manager and owner of Quality Sport Planes, and wish Doug Dugger a happy retirement!
Please join us in wishing "Douger" a happy retirement.