Quality Sport Planes Open House and Fly-In: Saturday, June 22, 2019

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!

Saturday, June 22, from 10 am - 4 pm at the Quality Sport Planes hangar at Cloverdale Municipal Airport (O60).

Please join us in wishing "Douger" a happy retirement.

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Comment by Zenith Aero on June 19, 2019 at 3:34pm

One of our favorite videos of Doug flying his STOL CH 701:

Comment by John Butler on June 18, 2019 at 4:52pm

Happy retirement, Doug!!

Thank you for introducing me to the Zenith world of aircraft possibilities.

I hope your retirement is fulfilling.

Comment by Patrick Hoyt on June 18, 2019 at 3:15pm

Doug gave me a ride in TAZ a dozen or so years ago when I visited Cloverdale. 

A favorite memory of Doug is when, during some dinner (at Oshkosh maybe?) he stood up and was speaking, and sombody yelled, "Stand up, Doug".  LOL.

Happy Retirement, Doug!

- Pat

Comment by Sebastien Heintz on June 18, 2019 at 2:39pm

Some of my best memories are from flying with Douger in northern California! Such a beautiful area - perfect to explore with Zeniths, and always a good time with Douger!

Here are a few video links:

Above: Douger and Roger cooking dinner


Doug, I look forward to seeing you and Ivan on Saturday in Cloverdale!

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