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PASCO Egg Capture Trophy
Andrew Ouellet made an fantastic flight from Avenal To Byron. Grabbed the Egg and flew back to Avenal.
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This is where I learned to love soaring, where I got my pilot's license. They made the sport fun and challenging at the same time. Instilling the excitement of soaring and taught me to use the forces of nature to my advantage. I am sure that many people have fond memories of Jim and Connie Indrebo at both Calistoga and Crazy Creek. ~ Larry Roberts
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Due to water damage to the dirt runways and access road, Air Sailing Gliderport is closed until further notice. More information will be provided on their website at www.airsailing.org.
Air Sailing, Inc. Board of Trustees,. via Tyler White
As of March 20, 2017 - Passable
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The FAA held 3 fact finding meetings in the SFO bay area. Pacific Soaring Council, Inc. (PASCO) represented the soaring community at all 3 meetings to voice our concerns that the new airspace will have a detrimental impact on local glider soaring operations. Presentation and comment forms were submitted to the FAA by PASCO Board Members. The new class B restrictions will put 2 waypoints inside of Class B, and put the Class B area very close to several other waypoints frequently used by glider operations at Byron and Holister Airports.
Minden Task Maps
The Minden Standard Courses are a set of 17 pre-defined and well described tasks for the use of soaring pilots who fly from Minden-Tahoe Airport. Course distances range from 100 km to 1000 km and meet the FAI prescribed course definitions for triangle, out & return and 3 turn point badge and record attempts.
In addition to the basic data needed for flight declarations, other helpful information is provided including course leg and total course distance, a listing of airports along the course, a description of how the course might typically be flown and weather peculiarities and high traffic areas that may be encountered.
The design of each of these courses has evolved over time … in some cases over a period of more than twenty-five years. As the courses were flown by many pilots, with a variety of weather conditions (Cu and blue), based on their experiences the way points were shifted to take best advantage of frequently encountered good lift areas, such as long ridge lines and convergence areas. These courses can now be considered “well tuned.” These courses were initially planned as Minden-Tahoe Airport being the takeoff point, but they will work well from Truckee too.