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LESC
Flight Of The Day!
Date: 9/13/2017
Pilot: Richard Woodall
Glider: Krosno

Description: Commercial Pilot, Glider Practical Test!


Take a flight with us and experience the Joy Of Soaring!

You can also share the experience with another passenger in our Schwiezer 2-32 glider!
(prices listed below are for each passenger)

YouTube Video Our introductory orientation flights are for people of all ages who want to experience the Joy of Soaring, to fly without an engine - like a hawk. We often follow them - because they're always in the best lift! You'll be accompanied by one of our FAA Commercially Rated Pilots and you'll be able to spend your time enjoying what every glider pilot lives for!

Basic Orientation Flight: $82.00
Our tow plane will pull your glider 3,000 feet above the airport where you'll spend 20 minutes gliding around the Elsinore Valley. We may even gain 1000 feet altitude in a thermal, before returning for a safe, gentle landing. (Approximately 20-30 minutes.)

The "Cleveland Forest Magic Flight": $130.00
We'll go to 6,500 feet on the San Juan Capistrano side of the Ortega Mountains. With clear weather, we'll see Catalina and San Clemente Islands to the West. Sometimes, we'll be floating far above a magic carpet of coastal clouds. To the East, we have the 10,000 foot plus peaks of Baldy, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto. Should you want to, we'll share the flight controls and show you how to do simple maneuvers by yourself. You can even experience the thrill of feeling "light as a feather". (Approximately 40-45 minutes.)

To make a reservations, select your flight then call (951) 609-4579, or email the Scheduler at address


What's New at LESC
LESC's Newest Glider Pilots

Congratulations to Loc Pham for becoming a Private Pilot, Glider and Bill Wright for adding a Glider rating to his Airplane (SEL) Private Pilot license!

Both of them have worked hard to achieve thier goal.  A lot of work and dedication went into making this happen.  Now they can now enjoy the fruits of thier labor and come out for some fun flying.

Job well done guys!

Review Class For Written Exam

This may be of interest for people preparing for written exams.  Joe Scarcella (Cypress instructor and DPE) is an instructor for these review sessions. He sent me this email for upcoming sessions:

Hi Ted, 

As I am an instructor for Aviation Seminars, I am teaching the private and commercial pilot test preparation course on Nov. 18 and 19th Ontario, CA. and Dec 2 and 3 Redlands Airport, Dec 16 and 17 Redlands Airport, Dec. 9 and 10 Van Nuys, and again, January 6 and 7Redlands Airport.

The seminars are two days long, starting on Sat ending on Sun from 0800-1700. All supplements and materials for test are included in the course, not to mention, they have online test to assess one’s performance and readiness for the written. Most students are getting well over 85% on the exam. This course is also good for refresher which is considerably cheaper. If you let Aviation Seminars know you are from the Glider club, there is a discounted rate for you, Promo Code 7462. They will need to register through Aviation Seminars. Visit https://www.aviationseminars.com/. Contact them and ask for the owner, Dave Butler and he will handling the processing for glider students, again, using the Promo Code 7462. Endorsements for the written are given on completion of the course. 

I very much endorse this program as I have seen it first hand as a student and teacher. Let’s get these test out of the way. Eye of the tiger. My hopes are to promote the glider community courses via Aviation Seminars as I know the ground review for the test prep can be very challenging for students. If it helps, let me know.

Should you be interested, let me know. Best to all, Joe

 

White Lightning

News For White Lightning Tow Plane:


The White Lightning tow plane has been completely refurbished, and flew its first tows last Sunday.  The plane sports rebuilt wing spars, a fully refurbished cockpit, and a fresh Stits cover with new paint It is ready for LESC tow pilots and gliders.  

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Club promotional flyer is here:

http://www.lescsoaring.com/MembersOnly/RecordsArchive

LESC NEWS
Mike Havener, our Chief Instructor and former Club President, on Saturday Oct. 7th officially earned his FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) qualification for Gliders. This is a tremendous accomplishment, and is a testament to his depth of knowledge, experience, and fortitude. This is also a real plus for our club: to have our own DPE!

WAY TO GO MIKE!! CONGRATULATIONS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!