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The Pacific Soaring Council's 2015 Seminar and Awards Banquet was held Sunday, November 15th at the beautiful Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland, California.
This year's focus on cross-country soaring created a stimulating discussion, as well as useful information and a great opportunity to catch up with other pilots from around the region. Our dinner presentation was by noted racing pilot Justin Philipson.
Click on Topic to view the Presentation Document
This year we had something new, a no-cost raffle for the chance to win a cross-country flight mentored by one of our outstanding Region 11 pilots. Attendees received a free raffle ticket on entry to each event, seminar and dinner. That earned a chance to win a mentored flight, including cost of the tow from a few of our regions notable pilots.
These mentored flights are perfect for aspiring XC glider pilots - fly with a Region 11 XC master!
Each location offers a unique opportunity to advance cross-country skills by taking a challenging flight in a high performance glider with an experienced mentor. The sponsors have generously agreed to donate the flight time and the tow to this PASCO initiative. Winners and pilots will co-ordinate to set the date and time of the flight. Watch this website for write-ups of the flights next spring, as part of the deal is that the winner must write a review of what they learned and experienced during the flight.