February 16, 2023 – Wipaire announces sale of Federal Fluidyne Skis.
Wipaire sold Federal Fluidyne Skis to F. Atlee Dodge in Anchorage Alaska on February 15, 2023. “This was a natural move for us as we have been supporting ski operations in the region. With this acquisition, we will handle all the technical inquiries, parts and the associated paperwork for existing owners of Federal Fluidyne Skis and moving forward, all new customers” said Justin Johnson, Manager of F. Atlee Dodge Aircraft Services. Tooling, spares and associated technical documents are presently being shipped from Wipaire to the F. Atlee Dodge facilities in Alaska.
"It was a tough decision to sell the ski line, but we feel this will allow us to sharpen our focus and resources on our float products. We thank all our ski customers for their business over the years, I am certain Justin’s team will do a fantastic job and wish the best for F. Atlee Dodge as they grow their business" said Chuck Wiplinger, President & CEO of Wipaire.
About F. Atlee Dodge Aircraft Services
Based in Anchorage, Alaska, F. Atlee Dodge Aircraft Services has been in business since 1957. They are a certified repair station, well known for their modifications to Piper Cub and other aircraft. Popular services offered include exhaust systems, long range fuel tanks, skis and ski rigging, engine cowling and heaters. For more information or to contact F. Atlee Dodge, please visit https://fadodge.com/
For over 65 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the De Havilland Twin Otter, including most single-engine Cessna aircraft. Additionally, Wipaire has engineered over one hundred Supplemental Type Certificated modifications. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing. All these services, along with the aircraft sales team are in South Saint Paul, Minnesota.