Check out some of the 2018 events and events planned for 2020. Many of these events occur annually. If you missed out in 2019, get ready for 2020!
2020 Region 11 FAI Class Contest
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, 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 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: 7/18/2020 - 7/19/2020
Contest: 7/20/2020 - 7/25/2020
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. Hurry and register to join the fun! 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 220.127.116.11.6. 5. The California Grand Prix task has been approved by the SSA for use in up to 2 days of the contest at the discretion of the CD.
FAA Airport Identifier: KTRK
Field Elevation: 5,900 feet
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.
Deposit: $150 to be applied toward the entry fee
Total Entry Fee: $350.00 ($300.00 if registered and deposit paid before 20 May).
Send Checks to: Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association, P.O. Box 2657, Truckee, California 96160
100% of the registration fee and deposit will be refunded for cancellations before 20 June.
No registration fee refunds will be made for cancellations after 19 June.
The 4 beds in each of the 2 luxurious tents behind the Soar Truckee office are available at $25 per night per bed 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 tent and camper space available in the campground.
Soar Truckee has ample camp sites for all contestants wanting to camp at the glider port for duration of the contest (17 through 26 July) 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.