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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.
This five-day camp is intended for new, beginner, or intermediate-level soaring enthusiasts who want to:
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 2023 syllabus is a work in progress.
Participants must have:
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.
A $350 participant fee per glider ($150 per additional pilot per glider) includes initial Air Sailing Membership (current ASI Members deduct $50 and NSA members deduct $50 for oxygen). We provide five days of classroom training, course materials and unlimited oxygen. 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., group BBQ(s)=TBD), are not included in the participant fee.
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