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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
Flight Of The Day!
Date: 02/08/2018
Pilot: Allen Waycott
Glider: N2488W

For an otherwise calm day Allen and I stayed up for over an hour in very good ridge lift.  It extended out from the towers to the south and may have had a weak wave component.  Like Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get!

winter flying

LESC Members;

I noticed that other than Cypress flyers, there were few people flying today.  Is the poor turnout these days because you are looking at a poor soaring forecast?  In the winter, we can get good lift from convergence, ridge lift, and wave.  Anybody could see that the sky was overcast today, and one might expect that there wouldnt be much flying going on today.  But the people who came out were rewarded by long flights. Ralph stayed up in the 1-26 until he decided to come down for lunch. After lunch he went back up until it was time for him to go home. One of the Cypress members did the same in their 1-34.  If you are deciding when to fly based on the soaring forecast, you will miss out on a lot of flying in the winter.  

Another issue  to keep in mind is that it is expensive to rent real estate at Lake Elsinore.  We need to get more people flying in order to keep the lights on at Elsinore.  Keep in mind the old adage "use it or lose it".  If members are not flying at Elsinore, we will have to find some cheaper real estate for our operations, and nothing would be as good, or as convenient as what we have now. 

membership meeting

Important Membership Meeting Sat Dec 2, 11 AM

Its time for voting for the executive board and administrative positions.

winch clinic

AGCSC Winch Clinic.  March 9, 10, 11,  or April 6, 7, 8. Jacumba.   Ralph Strahm is the LESC contact.