The orchard is named after the clipper ship. The flying cloud. The flying cloud SET records in its' sail from NEW York to SAN Francisco in 1853, a record that was NOT broken until 1989! the flying cloud is Also unique for in the MID 1800S it HAD a skilled female navigator. The Captain's wife. Today. Flying cloud orchards is navigated by Madeline GWOZDZ. And captained by richard GWOZDZ, a U. S. Navy veteran.