TBM 940 S/N 1384
Kelly K. BURRIS
A TBM 940 as a business weapon
Kelly Burris, an attorney specialized in intellectual property, combines the passion for flying with her business needs – providing the optimum way to meet her clients, who include inventors, engineers, and executives.
TBM 900 S/N 1098
An active private pilot and a family man
Andre Castellini is known within the TBM community for his long trips across North and South America. He shares them through his many videos to places such as Oshkosh for AirVenture, the Monument valley or the Atacama desert and in Chile and Patagonia. He was one of the ‘test-pilots’ for the Me & My TBM application. .
TBM 930, S/N 1127
Attila Balogh, an established American businessman in the United Kingdom
He is the CEO of Partner in Pet Food (PPF), a leading company in the European pet food market. PPF, which has experienced dynamic growth in recent years, operates nine pet food factories in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Netherlands – serving 35 countries, mostly in Europe. Balogh will use his TBM 930 primarily for business travel, while also enjoying the aircraft’s comfort and range during trips with his family.
TBM 910, S/N 1265
A very serious industrial, and passionate aviator
He gained some fame by producing this 6 minutes video, parody of ‘Top gun’ with his TBM 910. Everything is in this short movie: motorcycle scene, pilots briefing, take off, special mission, this time in Switzerland mountains, flyby the Matterhorn, low pass and landing. Both illustrated by ‘The Final Act’ song from artist Nazar Rybak.
TBM 940, S/N 1404
Jacob B. Sorensen
The passion for efficiency and the taste for precision technology personified
What’s the link between manufacturing irrigation systems and flying a TBM? May be the passion for efficiency and the taste for precision technology. This is personified by Jacob Sorensen, recent owner of a TBM 940, and president of Staal-plast. This company created by his father, manufactures in Denmark and in the USA irrigation systems for greenhouse farming which depends on accuracy forming to be performant.
TBM 940 N940XX
Massimo Casini, a newcomer to the TBM World
This Italian lawyer, took delivery of his brand new TBM 940 N940XX in October. Since his delivery he got a lot of attention from the TBM flying community because being based in United Arab Emirates, a region not reputed for being general aviation friendly. In reality the situation is somewhat different
TBM 910 S/N 1173
Matthew J. Desch
A TBM 940 as a business weapon
Mr. Matthew J. Desch, known as Matt, by fellow members of the TBM Owners and Pilot Association is also the happy CEO of Iridium since 2006. After a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, he was an early pioneer in the wireless industry, he is now CEO of Iridium Communications Inc., it’s the only global provider of voice and data communication to satellite phones, pagers and integrated transceivers over the entire Earth surface. .
TBM 910 S/N 1170
The child’s dream came true
“When I was a kid I remember I had the poster of a TBM in my bedroom” recalled Michael Nefkens, who just turned 50 years old recently. 3 years ago he purchased the first TBM 910. The child’s dream came true.”It just took some time to achieve my dream but I made it.” The circumstances under which this dream materialize were special. In love for aviation at an early age, he was lucky enough to learn to fly at college and soloed after only 6 hours of flight training.
TBM 930 S/N 1239
A member of the avid flyer tribe
Recipient of the 900th TBM, a TBM 930 to replace his TBM 850, Tom Solano belongs to the avid flyer tribe, those who fly almost everything. He has been flying since his younger age and he has logged now more than 6,000 hours and he has owned a wide variety of aircraft, single piston and turboprops for travelling and some flying machines just for fun: an helicopter Robinson R66, a classic biplane Waco YMF and the Stemme S6, a two-seat touring motorglider from Germany...