Women Soaring Pilots Association 2018 Seminar

-- Note: Registration is now Closed! --


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.

TSA's glider facility is located on the Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) just north of Lake Tahoe in north-central California. This is a world class soaring site and our seminar is happening at the height of the soaring season. TTSA and WSPA are offering soaring opportunities for all levels - from basic training to advanced cross-country flights. You may want arrive early to acclimate to this high-country soaring, or just to fit in site seeing in this beautiful region.

The WSPA organizers and main contacts are Marianne Guerin (TTSA) and Charlotte Taylor (WSPA). 

Seminar contact email: Seminar2018_a_womensoaring.org (to use this, change the middle part to an "at" symbol)


Register Now To Attend!

To register for the Seminar, use the electronic form at one of the links below. Information about cost, payment, and submitting your registration is all included in the form. 

To use these e-forms: 1) Download the form to your computer ("Direct Download") and move it onto your desktop (or save it in another folder). 2) Now open this file with Adobe Reader, and fill in the blanks with your information. (Note: DON'T fill this in while it is still in your web browser, it won't work right) 3) Save the file with the information you filled out. 4) E-mail this form - just click the yellow "Email" button on its page 2, it will create an e-mail message to send itself, and then click "Send" on that e-mail. (But **DON'T click on the Paypal button at the bottom of the form until after you e-mail it!!) Or, print it and snailmail it, or send us a scan, or use another method. 4) Pay your registration fee: the e-form will calculate your cost and even has a PayPal button you can use, after you have the form e-mail itself. -- Questions or problems? Contact us at the Seminar2018 e-mail. 

If you are flying at the seminar, use this form.

 If you are not flying, use this form.


Use the PayPal button below if you decide to snail-mail your registration or if the PayPal link in the e-form doesn't work for you.  To do this, you need to calculate your Total Payment cost in your e-form, and transfer that amount into the PayPal link below






General Information

Visit the Truckee-Tahoe Soaring Association (TTSA) website to learn more about what TTSA has to offer:  https://www.soartruckee.org/. WSPA also has access to a second facility on the airport where we'll serve some meals and attend talks. All three meals a day are included in the registration fee! We'll follow WSPA's usual format with breakfast followed by a morning lecture, lunch then afternoon soaring followed by a group dinner.

All WSPA attendees intending to fly at the Seminar must: 1) have SSA membership (SSA membership information here: http://www.ssa.org/HowToJoin), 2) be a current member of WSPA, and 3) sign the relevant release forms provided when you arrive. Depending on the glider you fly and who it belongs to, you may need additional documentation as noted on the registration 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. 

Membership in two clubs - NCSA and Silverado Soaring - is INCLUDED in the registration fee for WSPA2018 week!  And, TTSA is offering a special discount to WSPA on all their flying costs! Charges for glider rental for the clubs and TTSA charges will be billed separately and should be paid before leaving the seminar. You can download preliminary details on glider costs here:

WSPASeminar2018 Glider Costs

Additional information is found on the registration form, or for specific questions contact us by e-mail at: seminar2018_a_ womensoaring.org

Foreign pilots bringing their own (or a borrowed) glider to the seminar: Click on this link to download the instructions for non-US pilots to get a foreign pilot license validated for US flying in the Seminar. 


Lodging Options

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

Click this link for additional lodging details.

Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee, CA 11951, State Highway 267, Truckee, CA 96161; Hotel phone (530) 587-1197. We have a discounted block of rooms being held for the Seminar until June 22, 2018, see the lodging details link above for additional hotel registration information. 

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 may 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, you'll probably need to book by March (or procrastinaters may still find space available in April). 

Truckee Tahoe Soaring Association Onsite Camping, near the 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. Contact us to reserve a space - we have lots of tie down space for gliders, numerous charging outlets by the office, bathroom facilities, and BBQ facilities. 

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