Chris has been flying gliders since his first lesson at Hemet Ryan Airport in February of 1983. Since then, he has earned:
The Aeromot AMT-200 Super Ximango is a French designed (René Fournier) Brazilian-built motor glider.
Built from glassfibre, the Super Ximango is a low-wing monoplane with conventional retractable landing gear and a T-tail. Powered by a front-mounted 80hp Rotax 912A, it has an enclosed side-by-side cockpit for two. The wings fold for easy storage in a conventional hangar.
The Ximango is operated by both the U.S. Air Force Academy and by NASA as the TG-14 with the following specifications:
Bermuda Dunes Airport (KUDD) is a public use airport located 13 nautical miles east of the central business district of Palm Springs, in the Coachella Valley, California.
It is privately owned and covers 94 acres at an elevation of 73 feet above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 10/28 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,002 by 70 feet.