The "Latest News" page is dedicated to letting the world in on what is new and exciting going on at Triple Tree. Plus giving you an insight on the daily activities and people, whose works make Triple Tree a place you want to bring your family and friends. Not only to enjoy the aircraft flying and on display, but to see one of the most beautiful aerodromes in the world and learn about aviation of all kinds! Mr. Pat and the gang at Triple Tree are always working to improve the property and facilities, in an effort to make your visit here one of the most memorable experiences in your life.
TRIPLE TREE FLYER – February 2014
Chilly Chili Full Scale Fly-In – Feb. 8
Wow! What a great event. The weather started out a little shaky but around 10:30am, the sun broke thru and so did the airplanes!! Ninety two (92) airplanes executed beautiful landings under the watchful eyes of those that arrived before them. We even had a DC-3 arrive with a maxed out passenger load! Mark Davidson and his gang out did themselves with the lunch meal. It isn’t called Chilly “Chili” for nothing as a variety of great chili (mild, medium and HOT) were served up to over 220 guests. The famous Triple Tree controllers, ground crew and volunteer servers, etc. made sure everybody enjoyed the “Fun, Fellowship and Hospitality.” Thanks to all of the Triple Tree crew that took care of all of the details beforehand (cleaning the hangar, etc). Most of all, thanks to our guests for making this such a resounding success!
Triple Tree Builds Bridges!
Just a quick update on our new bridges. They are scheduled to be painted the weekend of March 8. What color? Well, go onto the internet and look up “Monet’s Bridge”. You’ll discover that these are replicas of a very famous bridge in Paris, France! They’ll be placed in their final location shortly after the weekend painting. This is going to be a favorite photo spot at all of the Triple Tree events going forward.
Yet Another Flying Machine Lands at Triple Tree
A young (or old) aspiring flyer will soon be able to go from control-line, to RC to experiencing a familiarization ride in a high performance sailplane! Thanks to a couple of very generous donations, Triple Tree is in the process of acquiring a DG500 high-performance sailplane. This sailplane offers an exceptional payload of 450 pounds and an L/D ratio of 40. This is the sailplane used by the U.S. Air Force Academy to teach cadets! To get this beautiful sailplane airborne, Triple Tree is also in the process of acquiring a ground-based tow system. This state of the art, efficient towing system is commonly used in Europe and can tow a sailplane to very high altitudes (2500 ft or higher) on less than a quart of fuel! Look for more information soon.
Fifteen Acres of New Camp Sites
The final work is underway on the new camping area located between the lower bathhouse area and the Enoree River. This beautiful 15 acre site is going to be some of the most beautiful sites at Triple Tree. As we said last month, you need to check out this new area before you rush to your old favorite. This area is truly spectacular!