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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. 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
The 2018 convention was quite the event. The weather gave us a some snow in Reno, and a lot of snow in the Sierra's The storm made driving on Highway 80 hazardous a few times.
The convention floor had 120,000 square feet of display and vendor table space. 18 gliders, including the Perlan II sailplane. There were over 45 presentations held in 3 different conference rooms, as well as other meetings/meals in hotel ballrooms. Wednesday was the move in day, with vendors from Europe, England, and all over the USA. MORE ...
Seminar and Dinner #4 – March 17, 2018, Kempton Izuno – Wave XC at Williams
Kempton is a veteran of many wave flights at Williams and Minden and has participated in recent years at the Minden Wave Camp as a speaker and safety pilot. Kempton will discuss how far we've come in XC wave at Williams over the last five years, including forecasting, routes, airspace, strategy and tactics.
RSVP to email@example.com or call the Gliderport at 530-473-5600.
1142 Airport Road Minden, Nevada 89423 Phone: 775-782-9595
Contact Soaring NV to reserve your spot! Mark your calendars now!
More Information: https://soaringnv.com/wave-camp/
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The harsh desert winter takes a toll on our infrastructure every year. This event provides an opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends and prepare the airfield for the flying season.
Contact: Cindy Donovan
Satisfy that Yearly Requirement
This mass briefing at the clubhouse prepares pilots and ground crews for the coming soaring season.
Be prepared by reading the 2018 ASG Operating Procedures.
Contact: John Scott
Doc Mayes Memorial, Race Day #5
Williams Soaring Center, 2668 Husted Rd, Williams, CA 95987, USA (map)
Check the Williams Today forum for up to date information
Williams Today Forum
Soar Truckee Inc., 13184 Sailplane Way, Truckee, CA 96161, USA (map)
Father's Day. Take the day off and go soaring.
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
The 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