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Flight Of The Day!
Date: 11/8/2015
Pilot: Trevin Gillies
Glider: SGS 2-33A, N65863

Description: The Ortega convergence was working well and Trevin was able to keep 863 up for an hour and got up to 5900' on his first soaring flight (his 6th training flight) - and the 2nd tow of the day. 

Not to shabby for a November morning.  Autmun typically has some of the best soaring conditions all year.  Come on out and join the fun!  Smile

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
Doug Hingst, Silver Badge

Those you you who have been out to the airport in recent weeks have seen Doug Hingst flying his LS-4 regularly ranking up legs for his Silver Badge.  Well, Doug received the message below informing him that he has achieved his Silver Badge.

Congratulations Doug!

I have processed the application for Silver Distance Claim on your October 10, 2015 flight.   I am happy to approve your claim.  Congratulations on your achievements. This qualified you for the Silver Badge and I issued you Badge number 6995.    

The Award will be coming separately from the SSA office in the near future. You should see your flight listed in the January issue of Soaring Magazine. You will also find that the flight will be included in your member achievement record.

Rollin Hasness
FAI Administrator

Brent Davidson's First Solo!

Brent's First SoloBrent's First Solo LandingBrent Davidson took LESC's 2-33, N2488W on his First Solo Flight while his CFIG, Mike Havener watched from the ground this past Sunday.  Brent did a great job (check out this video of the landing) and as you can see, had an ear to ear grin when he opened the canopy.

Next time you see him, join me in congratulating him on his achievement!

New Web Site

As discussed at the August Membership Meeting, and as you can now see, I have activated the new web site and domain name with a forwarder from the soarelsinore.org domain to the main lescsoaring.com domain.

The email forwarders still work on the soarelsinore.org domain and I will be pointing them to the new domain later so there is no interruption in emails.

You will notice a number of new features and functionality. 

  • For starters, it works with touch screens (the old site struggled with them) and dynamically resizes for different screens sizes and orientations. 
  • There is also 1 schedule so Members can schedule their gliders and instructors on the same schedule that CFIGs and Tow Pilots schedule their service (depending on the user’s permissions).
  • If you are logged in and go to the Tow Pass Kiosk, if you have a glider reserved, it will automatically select that glider.

There are MANY other new features, but you shouldn’t have too much trouble (hopefully) figuring out how to navigate the site.