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The Pacific Soaring Council (PASCO) presents two kinds of annual awards: Flight Awards and Merit or Recognition Awards.
To see who earned these awards each year,
select from the Awards list on the left.
PASCO Flight Awards are based on the "honor system". In order to qualify, the flight in question must be documented by a report sent to the appropriate PASCO designee (see WESTWIND or contact Awards Chairperson) by the date specified by the PASCO awards chairperson (normally early to mid-October). The pilot must be a PASCO member at the time the flight is submitted for consideration. All flights must confirm to FAA regulations.
Will be awarded annually to the pilot and crew who had the longest straight Out flight (as measured from takeoff or release, to landing or furthest point).
A perpetual trophy presented to the annual winner. If the recipient lives outside Region 11, the trophy will remain in the custody of the Awards Chairperson until the following year. All entries to qualify must be submitted in writing with pertinent details to the Awards Chairperson.
An engraved "keeper" cup, mug or trophy presented to the annual winner.
A perpetual trophy presented to the annual winner of an SSA Sanctioned Regional Championship held in Region 11. If there are more than one sanctioned Regional in a given year, the trophies go to winners of PASO sponsored events. If the recipient lives outside Region 11, the trophy will remain in the custody of the Awards Chairperson until the following year.
Administered and presented by Air Sailing, Inc. An SSA-sanctioned regional Sports Class contest held at Air Sailing Gliderport.
Flights beginning in Region 11. Posted on OLC. The OLC year is from October to October. PASCO will adhere to the OLC year.
See PASCO web page: Sawyer Award
First presented to Les Arnold in 1977 for his many years of untiring devotion to the sport of soaring. The award will be presented annually, or from time to time, by the PASCO Board of Directors to someone who has exhibited the "Les Arnold Spirit" in the effort to improve the quality of the sport in Region 11.
Presented annually by the PASCO Board of Directors to a PASCO member who in the preceding year has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of soaring in Region 11.
New in 2012, this award be presented annually, or from time to time, by the Board of Directors to a PASCO member who in the preceding year has made a significant contribution to the safety of the sport of soaring in Region 11 or country wide.
In particular, The PASCO Safety Award will be presented to the member who has contributed most significantly to stepping up the overall safety protocols all across Region 11, or any other innovation that helps safety.