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Pacific Soaring Council, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization serving glider pilots in Northern California & Nevada.
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What is Soaring? Learn what soaring is all about...

Airplanes flying without engines
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Flying over Lake Tahoe, California coast, Mt Whitney, Mt Shasta, and Big Sur without using fuel. Gliders ride air currents to stay up and travel far.

You can take a ride or learn to fly, for information visit SSA.ORG

 

 

Soaring is enjoyed by men and women, children, and families alike.
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Soaring is enjoyed by men and women, children, and families alike. Here's a preview of some of what this safe, eco-friendly sport has to offer. See why so many youth and families are joining their local soaring club and learning how to fly gliders. For information visit SSA.ORG

 


2018 Upcoming Events - See PASCO Calendar

June 2018

June 20 - 24: NSA Bishop Encampment - CANCELLED

See Air Sailing's Event Calendar for the latest update.

 

 

July 2018

July 8 - 14: Air Sailing Sports Class Contest

  • July 8-9: Practice Days
  • July 10-14: Contest Days

The SSA Sanctioned Air Sailing Sports Class Contest offers strong competition in an environment that is perfect for seasoned contest pilots as well as first-timers. 
Practice day July 8-9. The CD TBD.
Contact: Rob Stone

See Air Sailing's Event Calendar for the latest update.

 

July 15 - 21: Soar Truckee Region 11 FAI Class Contest

  • July 15: Practice Day
  • July 16-21: Contest Days

Strong high-altitude desert thermals, ridge soaring and wave along scenic Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Expect challenging tasks and intense dynamic conditions. We recommend you take advantage of both practice days. Oxygen mandatory, transponders and FLARM strongly recommended (Reno airspace nearby). Camping is available for tents, trailers, and RVs at the glider port (sites have no utilities but shower and toilets are available in the main area). Enjoy beautiful mountain surroundings with pine trees, birds, chipmunks, and the occasional morning deer. Open-air dining with BBQ fire every night. Plenty to see and do for family and friends.  ”FAI” contest, with handicaps.

VISIT SOARTRUCKEE.ORG website for MORE INFORMATION

 

July 22 - 27: Women Soaring Pilots Association 2018 Seminar

WSPA logoThe Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association (TTSA) is hosting the 2018 WSPA Seminar in the last week of July, Monday the 23rd through Friday the 27th.

Check-in for the Seminar opens the day before, on Sunday July 22nd.

TTSA and WSPA are offering soaring opportunities for all levels - from basic training to advanced cross-country flights. You may want arrive early to acclimate to this high-country soaring, or just to fit in site seeing in this beautiful region. The WSPA organizers and main contacts are Marianne Guerin (TTSA) and Charlotte Taylor (WSPA).

Seminar contact email: Seminar2018@womensoaring.org

Register at the WSPA site http://www.womensoaring.org/index.php?p=seminar

Note that the bunk house will NOT be available during the seminar - check out some suggestions

www.soartruckee.org/lodging

 

July 28: Williams Soaring Center / Valley Soaring Association Race Day #7

VSA Race Day #7

Williams Soaring Center, 2668 Husted Rd, Williams, CA 95987, USA (map)

Check the Williams Today forum for up to date information
Williams Today Forum

 

August 2018

August 25: Williams Soaring Center / Valley Soaring Association Race Day #8

VSA Race Day #8

Williams Soaring Center, 2668 Husted Rd, Williams, CA 95987, USA (map)

Check the Williams Today forum for up to date information
Williams Today Forum

 

September 2018

September 22: Air Sailing Banquet

Check Air Sailing Event page for more details

 

September 23: Air Sailing Fall Work Party

Check Air Sailing Event page for more details

 

September 25: Williams Soaring Center / Valley Soaring Association Race Day #9

VSA Race Day #9

Williams Soaring Center, 2668 Husted Rd, Williams, CA 95987, USA (map)

Check the Williams Today forum for up to date information
Williams Today Forum

 

October 2018

October 6: Williams Soaring Center Oktoberfest / Valley Soaring Association Race Day #10

Oktoberfest & VSA Race Day #10

Williams Soaring Center, 2668 Husted Rd, Williams, CA 95987, USA (map)

Check the Williams Today forum for up to date information
Williams Today Forum

 

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