Wipaire, Inc., with headquarters at Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minn., held its grand opening for its Leesburg, Florida facility, February 28, 2015. Based at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE) since February 2013, Wipaire’s service center has expanded into a new, larger hangar.
“Our new 10,000 square foot hangar more than doubles our facility footprint and provides us much-needed room to accommodate the entire range of aircraft that Wipaire manufactures Wipline floats for,” stated Chuck Wiplinger, President and COO. “This means we can work on aircraft ranging in size from the Aviat Husky, all the way up to the Twin Otter.”
The grand opening featured a safety seminar with a variety of topics and flying demos in Wipaire’s Boss 182 and a Grand Caravan EX, continental breakfast and a catered lunch as well as door prizes. Wings seminars were also held.
For over 50 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single-engine Cessna aircraft. In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing (www.wipaire.com).