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Flight Of The Day!
Date: 2/7/2016
Pilot: Ralph Strahm
Glider: Platus B4

Description: Ralph flew the Pilatus for 2 hours and 24 minutes, working the ridge lift from a 2600 foot tow. 

We get some of our best ridge lift this time of year.  If you decided to stay home and watch the Super Bowl, you definately missed out.

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