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This program has been in place long enough for many of the "Friends of
Cumulus Soaring, Inc." to have their 3-year period come to completion several times.
The great news is that most of them have been extremely happy with the
program - so much so that most of them are extending their involvement in
the program. Several participants have upgraded their memberships to
higher loan amounts. Some are taking the interest due as company
credit to be applied to future orders. This shows that they feel that
the program is a "win-win" deal. They seem to love the discounts, interest, and free phone support.
support Cumulus Soaring, Inc. in a way that is great
for both you and for my company. The Estimated
Total Benefit to you could be as much as $2550.
Cumulus Soaring, Inc. has been growing nicely
over the last 12 years. I love my job and enjoy
supporting soaring pilots. However, high interest
rate bank loans are making it tough to make a good
As you can
probably tell from the many product comparisons,
my newsletters, my
and Soaring News web sites, and other value added resources on
my web site - I am working hard to support the
soaring community. If you feel my company and
services are valuable, please consider helping out.
The plan is simple.
To join the "Friends of Cumulus Soaring, Inc." club,
you send me a check as a loan for either $1,000 to $10,000 (see benefits comparison
table below). I pay back the loan to you with
interest in 3 years. During those 3 years, you
receive free phone support, significant discounts (depending on the
level of membership). This is definitely a
win-win deal. For a complete overview of the
benefits, please see the
Benefits section below. Perhaps the best benefit is that you will
know that you are helping to support my company and my
And by helping me, you help me support the world soaring community.
The loans will allow
me to pay down my bank debt.
You have my personal guarantee that the loan will be
Upon receiving your check I will send you a
promissory note for your
Please seriously consider lending your
support. My family and I would greatly appreciate it. Please
send your check to the address below.
Certainly, many of you have already shown
your support by buying from me as much as possible. That is
appreciated very much!
I am extremely thankful to those of you who
have already contributed! If you
have already contributed, please tell your friends about the program.
As you can see from the quotes and
map below, some of your soaring friends are strong
supporters of the program and my business.
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
8661 Connelly Place
Savage, MN 55378
- "Paul has done any outstanding job of supporting the soaring community the last ten years with not only a large inventory of soaring hardware/software systems but also an in depth knowledge of how these systems function that he graciously shares with the soaring community. I want to help insure his support and dedication to our sport continues by becoming a "Friend of Cumulus Soaring", I hope other people will join me in "Friends of Cumulus Soaring" to help insure Paul is successiful in growing his support to our wonderful sport." Dick Butler
- "I have known Paul for several years and
he is truly dedicated to his family, his business, soaring, and making
sure that his customers are satisfied and get the most out of the
products that they purchase from Cumulus Soaring. My investment in
"Friends of Cumulus Soaring" was a "no-brainer", help Paul provide
service and support to the soaring community while receiving a good
return on that investment." Geoff Weck, Crystal Lake, IL
- "Supporting Cumulus Soaring is a big
"win" in many different ways. First, the Friends of Cumulus Soaring
receive a very fair interest rate on the dollars invested. Second, the
discount offered, phone support and free shipping provided to the
Friends is truly outstanding! Finally, this investment provides real
support to Cumulus Soaring which has been a key supplier to the soaring
community. It will help Paul to continue to supply the very best
offering of specialized products needed by soaring enthusiasts around
the world! The investment in Cumulus Soaring really helps all of us and
supports the overall sport of soaring." - Renny Rozzoni - Albuquerque,
"I support Paul and Cumulus Soaring because of his dedication to and
support of the sport of Soaring." - Mike Greenwald, Minooka, IL
- "I know a win-win when I see one, so I
was eager to join “Friends of Cumulus.“ I am more than pleased with the
outcome. A risk free loan with a good return, discounts and free
shipping. How can you go wrong?" - Ron Gregg, Houston, TX
- "My reasons for becoming a financial
supporter of Cumulus Soaring are many. For one, you provide us with
personal services regarding our soaring equipment that we cannot get
elsewhere. And, you can supply the equipment that we need. I am pleased
to be part of the group that helps you continue to assist the gliding
community in these ways." - Jim Hard, St. Paul Park, MN
- "Paul, You have been a huge help to me
in mastering -- well, grappling with -- the latest soaring hardware and
software. It has enhanced my flying enjoyment a great deal, and I'm very
happy to be able to help you in return." - Mitch Polinsky, Stanford, CA
- "Paul's program makes sense to me as I expect to spend several thousand
dollars for additional instrumentation in the coming months. In
addition, the return is better than I am able to get on a similar term
CD." - Frank DeBacker, Highlands Ranch, CO
- "I had been giving
micro-finance a great deal of thought as a way of improving the
financial performance of some of my nest egg. At the same time, I became
aware of Paul's program. It's a perfect fit. Better performance than
anything the bank will offer, I know the owner of the company I am
investing in, I am familiar with his product offering, and I know his
customer base. I can think of no better "sleep-soundly" investment than
this in terms of micro-finance." - Anonymous friend in SC
Map of Members of
Cumulus Soaring, Inc.
As you can see in the map below, I have been
blessed with contributors to the Friends of Cumulus Soaring, Inc. club from
all over the U.S. and even Australia and Japan! I am very appreciative of their
Click on the image above to view the full
The level of benefits varies with the amount of the loan. Please see
the table below.
Summary of Benefits
over 3 yrs)
($60/hour, 3 years)
3 years **
($180 total value)
($360 total value)
($720 total value)
($1080 total value)
($1440 total value)
($1800 total value)
* Discounts apply only to orders paid by
check or IPN (Intuit Payment Network). But the discounts apply to ALL products sold by Cumulus
Soaring, Inc. I have no problem with you ordering a batch of
instruments or other items for you and your friends at the full discount -
as long you pay with a single check or IPN payment.
** The interest rate is 1.63964%, compounded
annually and paid at the end of loan. At the end of the 3 year loan I
will send you a check for the amount of the loan plus the interest earned.
Or you have the option to renew the loan for another 3 years. In that
case I will pay you the interest only.
*** It is difficult to estimate the total
benefit since it depends on the amount you order and therefore the amount of
the discount. I have assumed that you will spend
$5000 with my company over the 3 years. If you opt for the $10,000 loan
and spend $5000 over 3 years your savings from the discount of 5% would be $250. Some will spend more (and save
more), some will spend less (and save less). This is not a promised
benefit, just an estimated benefit. You are not required to spend any
particular amount of money. Also, the Estimated Total Benefit assumes
that you use all the free training hours. I charge $60/hour for support. Note: The Estimated Total Benefit does not
include the payback of the loan. For example, if you loaned me the
$10,000, you would get the Estimated Total Benefit of $1800 plus the return of
the $10,000 from the loan.