About Us

Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association (TTSA) a 501c3 non-profit, is a world class soaring operation at the Truckee Tahoe Airport in Truckee California, offering scenic adventure flights , instruction, youth programs and pilot services. 

We generally operate mid May through the end of September.

Our Mission is to advance the science, art, and safety of soaring flight in the Northern California and Nevada region with a specific focus on inspiring our area youth’s interest in STEM - and positioning  them to be the next generation of pilots, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and other leaders serving our  communities and society.

Our Vision is to be the preeminent glider training and flight facility in the northern California/Nevada region.

Our History

Soaring has been  an organized activity at Truckee airport since the early 1960’s. Back then, various fixed base operators managed glider operations for private glider pilots until Soar Truckee, Inc. was incorporated in the early 1980’s. This organization provided glider rides to the public, gave flight instruction, and launched private pilots in their gliders until 2016, when the corporation was re-organized as Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association, and as a 501C3 non-profit corporation.

Our Supporters


We are a grateful recipient of funding and other support from the following organizations:




Board of Directors

As a 501c3 non-profit corporation, the dedicated members of the Board of Directors serve without compensation.

Scenic adventure flights, weekend BBQs, contests, stop by and join us!