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NMPA 2nd Annual Spring Fly-In Camping in Timberon, NM

Friday, May 18, 2012
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

 

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Location - Timberon Airfield, Timberon NM

Come visit the beautiful and secluded community of Timberon, NM, nestled in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico at an elevation of 6,954 feet. Alternate weather date will be May 25-27, 2012. There will be camping on the field underneath tall pines and adjacent to the Sacramento River.
See event flyer (web link below) for full details including a safety briefing and, required waivers, and registration form.
Info: Bill Brown 575-987-2557
Cost: $30


Some details from the flyer:
GENERAL DESCRIPTION – The New Mexico Pilot’s Association (NMPA), in conjunction with the Timberon Development Council (TDC), are sponsoring a fly-in. Come visit the beautiful and secluded community of Timberon, NM, nestled in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico at an elevation of 6,954 feet. Alternate weather date will be May 25-27, 2012. There will be camping on the field underneath tall pines and adjacent to the Sacramento River. Bring tie-downs for your airplane! We’ll have a portable toilet there, but no showers are available. For those who prefer rooms/cabins, there are two overnight rental options in Timberon (go to www.timberon.org and click on Yellow Pages for details). Also, rooms are available at the nearby Circle Cross Ranch (contact Ms. Ella Argall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details). Make reservations early. Timberon airstrip is 5,000 feet long, oriented 13/31, and the surface is chip-sealed. It slopes downward approximately 2% from the northerly end to the southerly end, so take-offs are normally made on 13 and landings on 31. Arrivals can begin Friday morning. All are welcome to drive instead of flying should you prefer. There will be a group dinner Saturday night, and a group breakfast Sunday morning. For the Saturday dinner, we will be grilling burgers and hot dogs, with potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw and a variety of desserts.
For the Sunday breakfast, we will have scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, pancakes, French toast, and
orange juice catered by one of the local restaurants. No one will go hungry! Both group meals will be served at
the Red Barn, immediately adjacent to the camping area. We’ll try to have a campfire (weather permitting) for
the Saturday night dinner. Coffee will be ready at the campsite at 6:30 AM both Saturday and Sunday
mornings. Other meals are on your own.
There are two restaurants in Timberon, one open for breakfast and lunch, the other for lunch and dinner. There
is a package store located at the golf course. Volunteers from the local Timberon Development Council (TDC)
will be available to drive people to and from the restaurants and other activities.
There are lots of family-oriented activities located right in Timberon, including fishing, golf, horseback riding,
and hiking. Fees for these activities are the responsibility of those who partake. Also, tours are
available on Saturday afternoon ($7.00 per person) to tour the nearby Circle Cross Ranch, listed on the National
Register of Historic Places (www.timberon.info for more detailed information). Kids are welcome!
PRICE – Charges will be $30.00 per person to cover the meals if you are an NMPA member and $55.00 if you
are not a member (the $25.00 difference will be to cover your NMPA membership). Children and spouses are
are not required to pay the additional $25 fee.REQUIREMENTS – The Timberon airstrip is owned by Otero County. Two waiver forms (attached to this
announcement) are required if you are flying in. We will need your registration form, fees and signed waivers at
least one week in advance of the event (Friday, 5/11/2012). Please let us know if you are coming as soon as
possible so we can properly plan for the food, etc.
WARNINGS – Timberon airstrip is at 6,954 feet elevation, with higher hills surrounding it. Dress and plan
accordingly. Both winds and density altitude must be considered when flying there. Flying either in the
morning or late evening is strongly recommended. Monitor and make calls on 122.9. See additional Safety
Briefing provided.
Also, there are numerous Military Operations Areas (MOA’s) and Restricted Areas in the immediate vicinity,
so it is advised to have a GPS in your aircraft that displays MOA and Restricted Area boundaries as well as
charts available to determine your exact position.
There are no lights on the field, and no services of any kind. The FBO at the nearby Alamogordo airport
(KALM), Ed’s Flying Service, has graciously offered a 25-cent per gallon discount for avgas for fly-in
participants May 18-20(or alternate dates due to weather). Just mention that you are attending the Timberon
Fly-In.
QUESTIONS – Any questions about this event can be sent to the event coordinators
Bill Brown – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 575-987-255

Location - Timberon Airfield, Timberon NM