Mike learned to fly gliders at Twenty-nine Palms and finished his training at Lake Elsinore, CA in 2008. Mike has:
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:
Thermal Airport (KTRM) is a public use airport located 23 miles east of the central business district of Palm Springs, in the Coachella Valley, California.
It is operated by the county of Riverside at an elevation of -114 feet below mean sea level. It has two runways designated 17/35 with an asphalt surface measuring 8,500′ X 150′ and 12/30 with an asphalt surface measuring 4,995′ X 100′ feet.