Events

2022 Summer Event Calendar

TBD: Stay tuned for our list of up

Events from 2021

June 19: Christmas In June theme night, sweater/s-shirt contest & Appetizer Potluck 
June 26: TBD

July 3: Fourth of July weekend celebration. Dutch Oliebollen (Hans & Marga)
July 10: Talent night
July 17: Western Theme event & Appetizer Potluck. (New Moon rises at 6:16pm)
July 24: TBD
​July 31: Italian theme night & Appetizer Potluck

Aug 7: TBD
Aug 14: Hawaiian theme night & Appetizer Potluck
Aug 21: Movie night
Aug 28: TBD

Sept 4: Monday Labor Day celebration & Appetizer Potluck
Sept 11: 12th is National Grandparents Day + Classic rock n roll music
Sept 18: TBD
​Sept 24-26: Closing Day season celebration, reflection on highlights of Summer

July 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.
 
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 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 camp sites for all contestants wanting to camp 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 campsite at the time you register.  There are no hook-ups at the camp sites but there are toilets and a shower a short walk away at the office area.

  • If you're not camping 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

 

Weekend BBQs

  • The BBQ is on every Saturday night, just throw something delicious on the grill and enjoy the camaraderie.

  • Bring your own beer, wine, or other tasty beverage.

  • Even in the middle of summer, it gets chilly at night up in Truckee.  We have a fire pit and put it use most evenings!

Events from 2019...

  • 2019 Region 11 FAI Class Contest

  • Truckee Bash 2019

  • Weekend BBQs

  • Daily flying

  • Fun with friends and family!

Events from 2018...

  • 2018 Region 11 FAI Class Contest

  • Women Soaring Pilots Association 2018 Seminar

  • Truckee Bash 2018

  • Weekend BBQs

  • Daily flying

  • Fun with friends and family!

Events from 2017...

  • AIM Higher 2017

  • Truckee Bash 2017

  • 2017 Region 11 FAI Contest

  • Weekend BBQs

  • Daily flying

  • Fun with friends and family!

Events from 2016...

  • Truckee Bash 2016

  • TAGAR 2016

  • ​Youth Camp 2016

  • Weekend BBQs

  • Daily flying

  • Fun with friends and family!