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.
Practice: 7/15/2017 - 7/16/2017
Contest: 7/17/2017 - 7/22/2017
”FAI” contest, with handicaps. FAI Class Rules:
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.
Contestants must meet the experience requirement listed at 5.5.1 of contest rules, the simplest being at 184.108.40.206.4: Provide evidence of a valid flight submitted to and accepted by the On-Line Contest (OLC), scored at a distance of at least 300 km.
Contest will be limited to 20 entries. Hurry and register to join the fun!
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 220.127.116.11.6.
Great mountain soaring, great high desert soaring, great learning opportunity.
FAA Airport Identifier: TRK
Field Elevation: 5,900 feet
Runway 2/20: 4,650 feet
Runway 11/29: 7,000 feet
NOTE! A temporary tower is being installed at the Truckee-Tahoe airport and is scheduled to be operational beginning 1 June. Information from the Truckee Tahoe Airport can be found at the airport website, https://truckeetahoeairport.com/. The Soar Truckee Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) is being updated to include 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. At this time no significant operational effects are anticipated. Be sure to note the new Tower/CTAF "Common Traffic Advisory Frequency" of 120.575.
Deposit: $150 to be applied toward the entry fee
Total Entry Fee: $350.00 ($300.00 if registered and deposit paid before 18 May) plus $48 per tow
Send Checks to: Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association, P.O. Box 2657, Truckee, CA 96160
100% of the registration fee and deposit will be refunded for cancellations before 17 June
No registration fee refunds will be made after 17 June
We are ordering T shirts for the July contest. The design is shown below. These are high quality Hanes Beefy-T shirts. Please let me know if you would like to buy one of these and your size so that we will be sure to have a sufficient quantity on hand at contest time. The price for these shirts is $25.
The 4 beds in the bunk house above the Soar Truckee office are available at no charge for contestants for the duration of the contest on a first request basis. If you want one of these beds please indicate by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at the time you file your contest entry form. Once all the beds are assigned there will be space available in the campground.
Soar Truckee has ample camp sites for all contestants wanting to camp at the gliderport for the duration of the contest at no charge. Please indicate by email to email@example.com if you want a campsite at the time you register. There are no hook-ups in the camp sites but there are toilets and a shower a short walk away at the office area.