Contests

2021 Region 11 FAI Class Contest


We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.  As per SSA, contests will be sanctioned this coming soaring season.  That being said, we will comply with all local city/county guidelines regarding events.  Stay tuned for updates. 

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).  Great mountain soaring, great high desert soaring, and a great learning opportunity.
 
Forest parking 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 cool piney-wood mornings with birds, chipmunks, and the occasional deer.  Open-air dining with BBQ grill available every night.  Truckee is a world famous vacation destination, with no shortage of indoor and outdoor adventure a stone's throw from the airport.  Whether you are into fine dining by Lake Tahoe, or hiking the Sierra Nevada, Truckee has something for everyone.

Dates:

  • Practice: 7/17/2021 - 7/18/2021

  • Contest: 7/19/2021 - 7/24/2021


FAI Class Rules:
1. All gliders conforming to the requirements of Standard Class, 15 Meter Class, 18 meter Class, Open Class, and Two Seater Class as described in contest rules may participate.
2. Contestants must meet the experience requirement listed at 5.5.1 of contest rules.
3. Contest will be limited to 18 entries.  Registration is available online.  Click here to register now
4. Participating gliders will be handicapped using handicaps derived from the Sports Class          
    Handicap list. However;
    A.  No glider will have a handicap greater than 1.100
    B.  All handicaps will be adjusted for the pilot declared maximum flying weight for the contest.  Handicaps will be adjusted according to the provisions of SSA FAI-Class Competition Rules paragraph 11.4.1.5.6.
5. The California Grand Prix task has been approved by the SSA for use in this contest at the discretion of the CD.

Truckee Airport

  • FAA Airport Identifier: KTRK

  • Field Elevation: 5,900 feet

  • AWOS-3: 118.0

  • UNICOM: 122.95

  • Tower: 120.575

  • Runway 2/20: 4,650 feet 

  • Runway 11/29: 7,000 feet


NOTE!
There is now a tower at the Truckee airport. Information for the Truckee Tahoe Airport can be found at the airport website, https://truckeetahoeairport.com/. The Soar Truckee Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) includes new procedures related to the tower. Be sure to pay special attention to this section when you review the SOP's this year. For those of you that have not flown at Truckee before, you are required to read the SOP before your first tow at Truckee. Be sure to note the new Tower/CTAF "Common Traffic Advisory Frequency" of 120.575.

Contest Manager: 
​Dennis Linnekin
Phone: (678) 595-5502
Email: dennislinnekin@comcast.net

Fees

  • Deposit: $150 to be applied toward the entry fee

  • Total Entry Fee: $400.00 ($350.00 if registered and deposit paid before 19 May).

  • Make checks payable to Dennis Linnekin and mail to:

    • ​117 Gage Court

    • El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

  • 100% of the registration fee and deposit will be refunded for cancellations before 19 June.

  • No registration fee refunds will be made for cancellations after 18 June​.

  • All practice and contest tows will be $55.


Directions:


​Lodging

  • Soar Truckee has ample forest parking for all contestants wanting to park at the glider port for the duration of the contest (17 through 24 July) at no charge.  Please indicate by email to info@soartruckee.com if you want a forest parking site at the time you register.  There are no hook-ups at the forest parking sites but there are toilets and a shower a short walk away at the office area.

  • If you're not forest parking there is a list of local hotels on the Soar Truckee website.


Equipment

  • Oxygen mandatory, refills available at Soar Truckee

  • Parachutes with current repack

  • Transponders strongly recommended, Reno airspace nearby 

  • ​FLARM strongly recommended, portable units available at $100.00 per contest at www.williamssoaring.com/powerflarm/rent.html.

  • Spot/Inreach Transmitters recommended (think: sparse, high desert/mountainous task areas), and we monitor glider positions from the office.


Soar Truckee

 

Classes: FAI
Practice Dates: 6/18/2022 – 6/19/2022
Fees: Deposit: $150.00
Entry: $350 before 4/18/2022 | $400 after 4/18/2022
Checks to: Dennis Linnekin
Contest Status: Sanction Status: Approved
Contest Manager: Dennis Linnekin | Phone: 678-595-5502

2022 Region 11 FAI Class Contest

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2023 Region 11 FAI Class Contest