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Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association

Soaring Above Challenges,
Ready for an Exciting 2023 Season!


To Our Valued Customers and Supporters: 

I am pleased to announce that the Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association (TTSA) is gearing up for an exciting 2023 soaring season, commencing on Saturday, May 27th! 


After facing significant challenges over the past few months regarding our lease, we are happy to share that we have reached an agreement with theTruckee Tahoe Airport that allows us to operate this season. This positive development ensures that we can continue to offer our breathtaking glider rides, youth STEM programs, tows, and other glider pilot services.


Throughout the recent lease negotiations, the proposed cost increases threatened to force us to close our operations. However, the resolution allows us to move forward, and focus on delivering exceptional experiences to our members and visitors. The current inflationary times have led to increased fuel and other expenses across the board. We remain, however, committed to our mission and are determined to successfully navigate these and other challenges.


One of our key objectives for this season is to expand our Youth STEM program. In addition to our existing Youth Line Crew Intern and Flight School, we are excited to offer a series of Soaring Days and potentially a week-long camp. These initiatives provide young aviation enthusiasts with unique opportunities to explore the world of soaring and engage in STEM-based learning experiences. Although our new lease agreement no longer permits on-site camping, we are actively exploring alternative options to accommodate our soaring community.


As a non-profit organization, TTSA relies on charitable donations from our supporters to fund our Youth STEM Soaring Academy programs, which we offer free of charge or at minimal cost to local area youth.  Additionally, donations play a crucial role in covering expenses related to facilities, equipment, repairs, and other glider port operations. We invite you to contribute now and help us deliver an outstanding 2023 season, ensuring that we continue to serve as a world-renowned glider port for generations to come. You can make a tax-deductible donation on our website:


The entire TTSA team is brimming with excitement for the season ahead. Stay updated on our 2023 activities by visiting our website and following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To receive the latest updates directly, be sure to join our mailing list at


We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back and sharing exciting soaring experiences this season. Join us on May 26th for our first season BBQ at 5:00 PM, where we will kick off the evening with a brief Remembrance Service for those on the STI/TTSA Memorial Rock. This year we are adding Bob Korvas to the names of pilots now in the Great Thermal. We’ll have a few words for all on the Rock, offer a toast to them all, and then the party will begin in earnest!


Warm regards,



Karol Hines, President

Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association

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