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Lee's Video of the 2015 Event

Participants for the 2017 Thermal Camp Event June 5-9, 2017

 

Objective

 

The 23rd Annual Thermal Camp will take place at Air Sailing Gliderport June 5-9, 2017. This seminar includes daily morning ground school sessions and a full afternoon of flying while fine tuning and practicing techniques to thermal your glider efficiently and safely.

Objective

This five day camp is for beginner and intermediate level glider pilots who want to develop efficient thermalling skills for longer local flights in preparation for safe cross country flights.

Who Should Attend

This five-day camp is intended for new, beginner, or intermediate-level soaring enthusiasts who want to:

  • Develop and sharpen their thermalling and soaring skills
  • Learn efficient thermalling and soaring techniques
  • Gain the confidence to advance and enhance their thermalling and soaring abilities without increasing their risk-level.

Daily Schedule

Thermal Camp is five days of soaring talk and practice. Daily lectures, demonstrations start at 8:30 AM, and flying starts at about noon and continue throughout the day. The 2017 syllabus is here.

Paul McDonalds Photo Essay of a Previous Camp

Prerequisites

Participants must have:

  • At least a private glider rating
  • Glider with liability insurance and oxygen system (a limited number of gliders are available through Nevada Soaring Association)
  • Current San Francisco Sectional
  • Air Sailing Membership (required) is $50 per year.

Participants are encouraged to bring two-place gliders and their instructors at no additonal cost.

All pilots who are new to Air Sailing must receive a local area check out before taking their first solo flight. Depending upon experience in high desert soaring, this may include a dual ride with an instructor. All pilots should be familiar with the Air Sailing Gliderport Operating Procedures.

Cost

A $300 participant fee per glider ($150 per additional pilot per glider) includes initial Air Sailing Membership (current ASI Members deduct $50) and five days of training and course materials. The participant fee also includes a $50 registration deposit, non-refundable for registrants who cancel less than two weeks prior to the event. Tow charges, living expenses, non-owned glider use, and incidental costs (e.g., oxygen=$50/week, group BBQ(s)=TBD), are not included in the participant fee.

Reservations

To find out more about this camp contact Larry or download a detailed brochure . To sign up, complete the reservation form included in the brochure and return it to Larry.

Who Should Attend
Daily Schedule
Prerequisites
Cost
Reservations
Syllabus
Registration