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Touring Motor Gliders Association (TMGA)
  • We’re now three weeks away from the 7th annual West Coast TMGA Fly-In in beautiful Camarillo, CA.

    We selected Camarillo (CMA) because of the typically great weather, the size of the airport, its location to many TMG’ers, the many places to fly to for lunch, excellent soaring within a reasonable flight time, and for the many great side trips for those not flying.

    • If you haven’t signed up, please do so ASAP. Remember, the event is open to everyone with an interest in touring motor gliders. There will be several types of TMG’s there and everyone is always ready, willing, and able to talk about their machines.
    • We’ve added columns in the Event sign-up spreadsheet for attendance at the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday dinners. We’ve got to give the restaurants hard numbers, so if you’ve already signed up, please go in/back in to add the dinner information.

    Local coordinator Gabriel Cioffi has lined up some great trips for us. The schedule is as follows:

    Thursday, August 24th

    • Arrival at CMA. Land and tie down in the Overflow Parking area.  See diagrams, below.
    • Dinner: Lure Fish House, Camarillo (259 W. Ventura St., Camarillo; 805.388.5556). Pay at the restaurant but advise on the website if you’re planning on joining us. Dinner at 7:00 pm.

    Friday, August 25th

    Breakfast:  We suggest the Waypoint Cafe (325 Durley Ave., Camarillo; 805.388.2535). Voted nbr. 2 of 156 restaurants in Camarillo for breakfast/lunch.

    Note: This restaurant is VERY busy - and especially so on weekends - and they are accommodating us with our own area. To make this work, if you intend to have breakfast here, we suggest you arrive no later than 8:00 am.

    Briefing/Meet & Greet:  9:00 am; location: Waypoint Cafe - patio (reserved for us)

    Fly-Out: Santa Ynez Airport (KIZA); lunch at the Vineyard House (an early 1900’s historic home renovated into a marvelous restaurant). Pay at the restaurant but advise on the website if you’re planning on joining us. There’s a fixed price lunch available for $22 including the great food, tax, tip, and a soda. 

    For anyone driving, it’s about a 1:45 hour trip each way; there’s the opportunity to visit the cities of Solvang and Santa Barbara, which are directly along the route - both are fascinating.

    Dinner:  Ottavio’s Italian Restaurant. Fabulous Italian food; 1620 Ventura Blvd.; 805.482.3810.

    Saturday, August 26th

    Breakfast:  We suggest the Waypoint Cafe (325 Durley Ave., Camarillo; 805.388.2535).

    Briefing/Meet & Greet:  9:00 am; location: Waypoint Cafe - patio (reserved for us)

    Fly-Out: Aqua Dolce Airport (L70). We’ll be joining other (power) pilots at the airports monthly BBQ. $7 for hot dogs, fixings, soda, etc.

    Dinner:  Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill; (1101 Daily Drive, Camarillo; 805.482.1202). 7:00 pm reservations. Pay at the restaurant but advise on the website if you’re planning on joining us.

    For those not flying there’s plenty of worthwhile sites to visit, including wineries, the Ronald Reagan Library, Ventura Harbor, etc.  

    Sunday, August 27th

    Breakfast:  We suggest the Waypoint Cafe (325 Durley Ave., Camarillo; 805.388.2535).

    Briefing/Meet & Greet:  9:00 am; location:  location: Waypoint Cafe - patio (reserved for us)

    Departure:  about 10:00 am

    Hotel

    Hampton Inn & Suites Camarillo. We have a room block and special rate.
    Group Name: Touring Motor Glider Association
    Group Code: TMG
    Check-in: 24-AUG-2017
    Check-out: 27-AUG-2017
    Hotel Address: 50 W. Daily Drive Camarillo, California 93010
    Phone Number: 805-419-8760

    Rental Cars

    Car rentals (Enterprise) can be requested and reserved through Channel Island Aviation (next to Waypoint Cafe) by calling +1 (805) 987-1301.  Either Hertz or Enterprise will deliver vehicle to FBO so it's ready when you arrive.  The rate is $40 per day and they will try to do better if we have a good number of cars. They will have your car at their FBO station, which is next door to the Waypoint Café.

    Things to know:

    CMA is a secure airport and authorization is required for vehicular entry.  We’re still working on this and will update the attendees before your arrival.

    We’ll be using Gil Scott’s hangar (A1) as an on-airport staging area. After arrival, tie down in the referenced area shown on the map and come on over for a cold water and a Welcome.

    Aiport Maps:

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