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clickhappy
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Thermal, CA - Why All The Biz Jets?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:10 pm

Today I was way out in the desert, in a place called Thermal, California. I decided to check out the airport there, and what did I see? A half-dozen G4's, a couple of Falcon 900's, and (I'm not making this up) Bill Gates's Global Express. The parking lot had some new Maseratis, several Benzes, and a Lambo.


Any idea what these planes are doing here? Thermal is a run down dirty little town, with very little money evident.
 
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RE: Thermal, CA - Why All The Biz Jets?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:17 pm

PSP is just 30 miles away; maybe PSP was full and stuff at TRM was overflow?
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RE: Thermal, CA - Why All The Biz Jets?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:36 pm

Thermal is actually closer to major Golf Resorts, including the famous La Quinta Golf Resort. It is also away from the papparazzi who would haunt you at PSP
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RE: Thermal, CA - Why All The Biz Jets?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:56 pm

TRM is a nice airport. I did my solo cross-country there as a student pilots. There is a high VOR there are well hidden behind all of the trees on the southside of the ramp.
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RE: Thermal, CA - Why All The Biz Jets?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:09 pm

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RE: Thermal, CA - Why All The Biz Jets?

Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:25 am

You can keep an eye on who is enroute and stuff here:

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KTRM
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RE: Thermal, CA - Why All The Biz Jets?

Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:24 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 2):
Thermal is actually closer to major Golf Resorts, including the famous La Quinta Golf Resort. It is also away from the papparazzi who would haunt you at PSP

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Watching the corporate flights out of DAL, most flights going to Palm Springs (5-8 per day on average) use either TRM or UDD (Bermuda Dunes) instead of PSP.

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