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Old August 22nd 19, 06:53 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Mike the Strike
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Yes indeed, a pool is a very useful feature at a gliderport!

By all accounts, Seminole is a first-class operation with a fine bunch of folks running it. But as the ex-treasurer of one of the largest gliding clubs in the USA, I know how expensive it is to run an operation like that. Very few commercial glider operations are profitable and I wonder whether they can bring in the needed income of perhaps $1,000 a day to justify a $3 million facility.

I certainly hope so and wish them the best of luck. “Debt-free” is a great place to start!

Mike
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Old August 22nd 19, 03:08 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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https://kingofromania.com/2016/06/07...mihai-tanjala/
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Old August 22nd 19, 03:56 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Rich Owen[_2_]
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Yes 2G, Mihai Tanjala is still the owner.

Rich
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Old August 22nd 19, 05:10 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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2G
Who cares who is the current owner, unless you want to be the new owner...
Are you ?

Dan
On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:21:47 PM UTC-4, 2G wrote:
On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:05:25 AM UTC-7, Rich Owen wrote:
Burt,

Thanks for the kind words about Seminole-Lake Gliderport. The owner is still trying to return to the US this upcoming year. He has the gliderport up for sale or an interested investor could buy a portion of it. There is zero debt and we have done extensive work on the Pawnees and the facilities. Two have recently overhauled engines with the third due in 2021 (a reserve for the overhaul is 100% funded now). Training is doing great but we want to acquire 2 new trainers. We were hoping to buy 2 new ASW-21B’s from Williams Soaring this year but it would have cut into our cash reserves too far. We are always looking for land to acquire adjacent to the gliderport for expansion opportunities. This is a business that was 50 years old last year. I don’t see us going away. Construction is about 30% complete for a turning lane into the gliderport and the turn to get on Highway 461 to Clermont. This will significantly improve the safety of our pilots and staff going to/from the field. Thanks goes to our elected representatives who recognized our concerns at this dangerous intersection. Hope to see you all at the Seniors March 13-20, 2020 for our 30th Anniversary edition.




2G






Rich Owen
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Seminole Flying & Soaring


Hi Rich,

By "owner" are you referring to Mihai Tanjala? Perhaps you can enlighten us to WHY he hasn't been able to return to the US.

Tom


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Old August 22nd 19, 07:06 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Rich Owen[_2_]
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Tom,

Sorry didn’t see the second part of your question. Mihai was on a visa that expired after 5 years. He returned to Romania a few years ago to settle some differences with the government. He also has several businesses in Romania that needed his attention. He has been in the process of getting an E2 visa which is an investor’s visa that will be good for 5 years (I believe). Our office manager and one of the directors of the company have been working on permanent resident status for about a year. She was just approved to enter a one year waiting period before being offered permanent residency. Immigration is a very complicated process if you do it legally. Just ask any individual who has gone thru the process. My next door neighbor is a naturalized US citizen originally from Moscow. Her daughter, son-in-law and baby daughter have been trying to immigrate to the US for over 7 years. She and her husband were both educated in the US (post graduate degrees), he works for Visa, and their child was born in the US. Adele (their child) is a citizen of the US. However, they are still waiting for approval for their immigration. Rev Aviation Soaring is a great venue to discuss aviation subjects. Please don’t use it to discuss politics. Whatever your stance, let’s just agree immigration is a complex topic that would be better left out of this thread. Thanks to the many of you who have flown with us. We are looking at doing another XC Camp in 2020 that would be over a long weekend. For those of you that still work, it might help getting some education while your family enjoys the local sights.

Sincerely,
Rich
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Old August 22nd 19, 09:50 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:06:50 PM UTC-4, Rich Owen wrote:
Tom,

Sorry didn’t see the second part of your question. Mihai was on a visa that expired after 5 years. He returned to Romania a few years ago to settle some differences with the government. He also has several businesses in Romania that needed his attention. He has been in the process of getting an E2 visa which is an investor’s visa that will be good for 5 years (I believe). Our office manager and one of the directors of the company have been working on permanent resident status for about a year. She was just approved to enter a one year waiting period before being offered permanent residency. Immigration is a very complicated process if you do it legally. Just ask any individual who has gone thru the process. My next door neighbor is a naturalized US citizen originally from Moscow. Her daughter, son-in-law and baby daughter have been trying to immigrate to the US for over 7 years. She and her husband were both educated in the US (post graduate degrees), he works for Visa, and their child was born in the US. Adele (their child) is a citizen of the US. However, they are still waiting for approval for their immigration. Rev Aviation Soaring is a great venue to discuss aviation subjects. Please don’t use it to discuss politics. Whatever your stance, let’s just agree immigration is a complex topic that would be better left out of this thread. Thanks to the many of you who have flown with us. We are looking at doing another XC Camp in 2020 that would be over a long weekend. For those of you that still work, it might help getting some education while your family enjoys the local sights.

Sincerely,
Rich


Rich, what a flattering portrayal of the Mihai situation! When I die would you please write my obituary.
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Old August 23rd 19, 01:06 PM
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On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:06:50 PM UTC-4, Rich Owen wrote:
Tom,

Sorry didn’t see the second part of your question. Mihai was on a visa that expired after 5 years. He returned to Romania a few years ago to settle some differences with the government. He also has several businesses in Romania that needed his attention. He has been in the process of getting an E2 visa which is an investor’s visa that will be good for 5 years (I believe). Our office manager and one of the directors of the company have been working on permanent resident status for about a year. She was just approved to enter a one year waiting period before being offered permanent residency. Immigration is a very complicated process if you do it legally. Just ask any individual who has gone thru the process. My next door neighbor is a naturalized US citizen originally from Moscow. Her daughter, son-in-law and baby daughter have been trying to immigrate to the US for over 7 years. She and her husband were both educated in the US (post graduate degrees), he works for Visa, and their child was born in the US. Adele (their child) is a citizen of the US. However, they are still waiting for approval for their immigration. Rev Aviation Soaring is a great venue to discuss aviation subjects. Please don’t use it to discuss politics. Whatever your stance, let’s just agree immigration is a complex topic that would be better left out of this thread. Thanks to the many of you who have flown with us. We are looking at doing another XC Camp in 2020 that would be over a long weekend. For those of you that still work, it might help getting some education while your family enjoys the local sights.

Sincerely,
Rich


Rich, what a flattering portrayal of the Mihai situation! When I die would you please write my obituary.
Bob,

Rich will soon be available to write resumes and Linkedin profiles at a premium price but guaranteed to land you an executive position with a Fortune 500 company. I needed a good chuckle this morning but I didn't need to aspirate coffee up into my sinuses.

Walt
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Old August 23rd 19, 01:20 PM
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Tom,

Sorry didn’t see the second part of your question. Mihai was on a visa that expired after 5 years. He returned to Romania a few years ago to settle some differences with the government. He also has several businesses in Romania that needed his attention. He has been in the process of getting an E2 visa which is an investor’s visa that will be good for 5 years (I believe). Our office manager and one of the directors of the company have been working on permanent resident status for about a year. She was just approved to enter a one year waiting period before being offered permanent residency. Immigration is a very complicated process if you do it legally. Just ask any individual who has gone thru the process. My next door neighbor is a naturalized US citizen originally from Moscow. Her daughter, son-in-law and baby daughter have been trying to immigrate to the US for over 7 years. She and her husband were both educated in the US (post graduate degrees), he works for Visa, and their child was born in the US. Adele (their child) is a citizen of the US. However, they are still waiting for approval for their immigration. Rev Aviation Soaring is a great venue to discuss aviation subjects. Please don’t use it to discuss politics. Whatever your stance, let’s just agree immigration is a complex topic that would be better left out of this thread. Thanks to the many of you who have flown with us. We are looking at doing another XC Camp in 2020 that would be over a long weekend. For those of you that still work, it might help getting some education while your family enjoys the local sights.

Sincerely,
Rich
Nice to see a couple of bucks being spent on the tow planes. I remember having to argue with someone over ordering a mixtue cable a couple of weeks after the request was made. Two NEW ASK21s? WOW. Thank you, I needed a good chuckle this morning. Very entertaining post.

Walt
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Old August 23rd 19, 08:01 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Friday, August 23, 2019 at 8:43:12 AM UTC-4, Walt Connelly wrote:
Bob Youngblood;998586 Wrote:
On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:06:50 PM UTC-4, Rich Owen wrote:-
Tom,

Sorry didn’t see the second part of your question. Mihai was on a
visa that expired after 5 years. He returned to Romania a few years ago
to settle some differences with the government. He also has several
businesses in Romania that needed his attention. He has been in the
process of getting an E2 visa which is an investor’s visa that will be
good for 5 years (I believe). Our office manager and one of the
directors of the company have been working on permanent resident status
for about a year. She was just approved to enter a one year waiting
period before being offered permanent residency. Immigration is a very
complicated process if you do it legally. Just ask any individual who
has gone thru the process. My next door neighbor is a naturalized US
citizen originally from Moscow. Her daughter, son-in-law and baby
daughter have been trying to immigrate to the US for over 7 years. She
and her husband were both educated in the US (post graduate degrees), he
works for Visa, and their child was born in the US. Adele (their child)
is a citizen of the US. However, they are still waiting for approval
for their immigration. Rev Aviation Soaring is a great venue to discuss
aviation subjects. Please don’t use it to discuss politics. Whatever
your stance, let’s just agree immigration is a complex topic that
would be better left out of this thread. Thanks to the many of you who
have flown with us. We are looking at doing another XC Camp in 2020 that
would be over a long weekend. For those of you that still work, it might
help getting some education while your family enjoys the local sights.

Sincerely,
Rich-

Rich, what a flattering portrayal of the Mihai situation! When I die
would you please write my obituary.


Bob,

Rich will soon be available to write resumes and Linkedin profiles at a
premium price but guaranteed to land you an executive position with a
Fortune 500 company. I needed a good chuckle this morning but I didn't
need to aspirate coffee up into my sinuses.

Walt




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Walt Connelly


Walt, I do not have a dog in that fight, but I had to chuckle when Rich explained why Mahai left to take care of business with the government and to run all his Romanian companies.
Now we all make excuses at times and especially when we are covering for the boss. Regardless, Seminole Lake is a great place to soar, and the facilities are very good.
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Old August 23rd 19, 09:18 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 1:50:55 PM UTC-7, Bob Youngblood wrote:
On Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:06:50 PM UTC-4, Rich Owen wrote:
Tom,

Sorry didn’t see the second part of your question. Mihai was on a visa that expired after 5 years. He returned to Romania a few years ago to settle some differences with the government. He also has several businesses in Romania that needed his attention. He has been in the process of getting an E2 visa which is an investor’s visa that will be good for 5 years (I believe). Our office manager and one of the directors of the company have been working on permanent resident status for about a year. She was just approved to enter a one year waiting period before being offered permanent residency. Immigration is a very complicated process if you do it legally. Just ask any individual who has gone thru the process. My next door neighbor is a naturalized US citizen originally from Moscow. Her daughter, son-in-law and baby daughter have been trying to immigrate to the US for over 7 years. She and her husband were both educated in the US (post graduate degrees), he works for Visa, and their child was born in the US. Adele (their child) is a citizen of the US. However, they are still waiting for approval for their immigration. Rev Aviation Soaring is a great venue to discuss aviation subjects. Please don’t use it to discuss politics. Whatever your stance, let’s just agree immigration is a complex topic that would be better left out of this thread. Thanks to the many of you who have flown with us. We are looking at doing another XC Camp in 2020 that would be over a long weekend. For those of you that still work, it might help getting some education while your family enjoys the local sights.

Sincerely,
Rich


Rich, what a flattering portrayal of the Mihai situation! When I die would you please write my obituary.


By the time you die, you should have learned enough, to know to write your own obit! I mine is already written. I would not trust any of the ****ers I know to find the kind deeds.
 




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