Women Soaring Pilots Association 2018 Seminar

The Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association (TTSA) is hosting the 2018 WSPA Seminar in the last week of July, Monday the 23rd through Friday the 27th. Check-in for the Seminar opens the day before, Sunday July 22nd.

The Truckee Tahoe airport (KTRK) is located just north of Lake Tahoe in north-central California. The WSPA organizers are Marianne Guerin (TTSA) and Charlotte Taylor (WSPA). 

Seminar contact: seminar2018@womensoaring.org

Registration Forms Coming Soon!


General Information

Truckee-Tahoe Soaring Association (TTSA) Web site: https://www.soartruckee.org/

All WSPA attendees intending to fly at the Seminar must 1) have SSA membership (www.ssa.org) and 2) sign the WSPA release form. Depending on the glider you fly and who it belongs to, you may need additional documentation; for example, for flying gliders belonging to NCSA or Silverado Soaring Club, you must also sign their joint release form. 

Two-place gliders will be available for all Seminar attendees to fly dual, with an instructor or local mentor. For solo flying you need to bring your own glider, demonstrate high-altitude and mountain soaring experience, and get a local checkout. 

 Standard glider costs and tow fees are detailed on the TTSA Website: pattern tow to 1100 ft AGL is $42, then $2/100 feet. Glider tie down: $10/day. Flight costs for TTSA gliders and CFIG's: $60/hour for instructor time, $48/hour for glider time.  -- BUT WAIT, TTSA will be offering a special discount to WSPA on all the flying costs! 

More information will be available when you register, or for specific questions contact us by e-mail at seminar2018@womensoaring.org

Instructions for non-US pilots to get a foreign pilot license validated for US flying in the Seminar are available, on request. 


Some Lodging Options

**NOTE that Truckee is a major tourist destination, we suggest not waiting until late to arrange your lodging!

Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee, CA 11951, State Highway 267, Truckee, CA 96161; Hotel phone (530) 587-1197. We have a block of rooms being held for the Seminar until June 22, 2018, contact Seminar organizers for details. 

Red light Inn (don’t be turned off by the name or website, this is a decent hostel in Truckee town with a historical ‘Gold Rush’ theme). Telephone: USA (530) 536-0005. Web Site: redlighttruckee.com. Sample rates (rates will be higher in July): female dorm room for 4 is $50/nite, private room for 2 w/shared bath is $95/nite. Booking Link: http://www.redlighttruckee.com/redlight-beds.php, need to book by March (or possibly still space available in April). 

Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association Onsite Camping, next to TTSA office, facilities, and launch site. Telephone: USA 530-587-6702, or toll free (in USA) 866-762-7875. Web site: https://www.soartruckee.org/contact-us.html. $20/day, $100/month, with bathroom facilities (toilet and shower), numerous charging outlets by office, and BBQ facilities. 

Various local rentals are listed through Air bnb, Home Away, VRBO, and other web-based services. A search there for lodging in "Truckee, CA" will bring up housing in other nearby towns also.