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2017 Fly-In Events Being Planned

We are in the process of putting together the schedule for 2017: 2017 East Coast Fly-In April 2016 saw the first TMGA East coast fly-in, hosted by Jim and Kathy Lee (USA Phoenix distributor). The response to the event was such that we decided to continue the fly–in on that coast. Jim and Kathy, however, decided to en-camp for Minden, NV as a permanent base of his Phoenix operation and, in true TMGA fashion, another TMGA’er stepped forward. We are pleased to announce that the 2017 East

Steve Sliwa

Steve Sliwa

 

TMGA West Coast Fly-In - Sept 8 to 11 - Minden, NV

TMGA 2016 Annual Fly-In Update – August 1, 2016: We’re now 2.5 months away from the fly-in and our attendance list is starting to grow. The event will start Thursday, September 8th and conclude Sunday September 11th. If you haven’t signed up yet, please go to the Event’s Tab in the website > 2016 Minden Fly-In). News Flash: Our featured speaker on Saturday night will be Frank Murphy, and you won’t want to miss his talk. Frank was selected by the CIA to be a Project Pilot in the sec

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

TMGA West Coast Fly-In - July 6 Update

TMGA 2016 Annual Fly-In Update: We’re now three months away from the fly-in and our attendance list is starting to grow. The event will start Thursday, September 7th and conclude Sunday September 11th. If you haven’t signed up yet, please go to the Event’s Tab in the website > 2016 Minden Fly-In). Minden is a great place to fly, and the Airport and local community always goes all out for us. There’s a lot to do in the area, so definitely think about bringing the spouse or SO. If you

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

Latest News on East Fly-In :: Event Hotel Announced

Fly-In Participants, We’re now just short of one month away from the event, so it’s time to clarify your intentions. Remember, if your intention is to come, please record it as a yes. We understand last-minute mechanical issues and weather restrictions, but now is when we need to start getting some hard attendance data. 1. We made arrangements with the Melbourne Hilton Rialto Place for $109.00 per night, plus tax. Call reservations at 800-

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

Fly-In East Update

The East Coast Fly-In is shaping up and the attendance sheet is starting to be populated. This fly-in is for all you Easterners who looked at the Rockies and the Sierra for the trek West and said: maybe not! We’ve got a great fly-in planned for our event home base – Melbourne, Florida (MLB). Sun, Sea, great flying, and great camaraderie…it doesn’t get any better. The official dates are Thursday April 7 thru Sunday April 10. Our experience with the West Coast events is that many pilots arriv

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

2016 TMGA Fly-In West

2016 USA Fly-In (West) – September 8th thru 12th - Minden NV For 2016, it's back to Minden, Nevada, our “home base”. Start thinking about this event, scheduled for Thursday, September 8th thru Sunday September 12th.  They call Minden the “Diamond Mine” of soaring for a reason…so prepare for world-class flying in terms of altitude achievements and distance flying. All this, with LAKE TAHOE just 20 miles away.  Weather permitting, we’ll try

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

2016 TMGA Fly-In East

2016 USA Fly-In (East) – April 7th thru April 10th - Melbourne FL This will be the first TMGA event on the East coast. Jim Lee, the Phoenix USA distributor will be hosting this event at his home base at Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Florida. MLB  is a Class D airport with lots of advantages: plenty of area for our aircraft, nearby hotels/motels with conference facilities, restaurants, and of course, local attractions e.g. Disneyworld, the Cape Canaveral

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

2016 SSA Convention

SSA Convention - TMGA is hosting a booth (with the financial assistance of the Phoenix, Pipistrel, and Sundancer organizations) at the Annual Soaring Society of America (SSA) Convention in Greenville, South Carolina, Feb 18-20, 2016. If you would like to participate in the booth, please contact TMGA Director Paul Randall via message on this website.

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

2015 Annual Fly-In - West - Planning

2015 Annual Fly-In - West - Planning Oct 1-4, 2015 It's now definite ... we are going back to Cottonwood, Arizona. The fantastic Sedona area location, the wonderful reception we had by the city of Cottonwood, and the facilities, made for an easy decision. Specifically, the fly-in will be Thursday October 1st thru Sunday October 4th, and this year we're guaranteeing no repeat of the unusually high winds we had last year in June. Actu

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

2014 Annual Fly-In West

2014 US Touring Motor Glider Fly-In West June 12-15, 2014 | Sedona, AZ It's now definite: Cottonwood, Arizona. A great small-town airport and community close to the world-famous Sedona Red Rock wonderland. Our local TMGA group surveyed the area and recommended the city known as the "Heart of the Verde Valley". The city and the local community are really rolling out the red carpet for us. The municipal airport (3,560 MSL; 4,250 X 75 runway)

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

2013 Annual Fly-In - West

2013 Western US Touring Motor Glider Fly-In July 25-28, 2013 | Minden, NV The TMGA recently completed its 5th annual Fly-In. Thirteen ships - coming from California, Nevada, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Florida - made the journey. Altogether, we had thirty participants (pilots, copilots/family, interested pilots). A resounding success! Each year brings new challenges, and improvements. The weather was so

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

July 2012 Annual Fly-In

The 4th Annual Fly-In is now in the history books and by all accounts it was a resounding success: 22 ships from 7 states across the country, 34 pilots and co-pilots, 50+ TMG-interested participants. Add to this all the camaraderie, great accommodations at Walley's Hot Springs Resort and Spa, wonderful food at all three restaurants, and outstanding presentations on TMG's, mountain flying, and soaring/ aviation in general. And of course there was the usual world-class Minden weather.

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

 

2011 West Coast Fly-In Report

2011 TMG Fly-In June 2011  Minden, Nevada The 2011 TMG Fly-In was a roaring success. Twenty four (24) ships graced the flight line, including: Grob, Taifun, Ximango, Stemme, Lambada, Samba, Phoenix, Diamond, Pipistral, and Fournier. Aircraft came from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Between pilots, friends, and prospective buyers, 40 people participated in the flying, presentations, and meals. We believe it is the l

Richard Pearl

Richard Pearl

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