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Flight Of The Day!
Date: 4/19/2015
Pilot: Jim Neff
Glider: SGS 1-26E

Jim Neff flew is 1-26E for 5 hours and 20 minutes from a 3000' tow.  Awesome job Jim and great Spring soaring weather!

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
Ralph Strahm is now a rated Gider Pilot!

Ralph Strahm and Gene WinklerI'm celebrating 40 years as a private power pilot.  Four years ago I started my glider training and had accumulated a total of 110 solo flights in combination of winch, auto tow, and aero tow launches.  My instructors have been Dave Bowden, Richard Ensign, and Mike Havener at LESC.  Of course, Gene Winkler was the DPE on January 24, 2015.

Congratulations to LESC's newly rated Glider Pilot, Gary Heroneme

Join me in congratulating Gary Heroneme in his quest to become a rated Glider Pilot!

Gary has worked hard to achieve his goal and has achieved a life long goal.  Awesome job Gary!

Scout Troop 2000 Group Flights 11/23/2014

Please convey to all from LESC who helped with the effort, the thanks of Troop 2000 for the magnificent day of soaring Sunday.  Our scouts came home brimming with enthusiasm about non-powered flight and memories of their experiences.  We may also have a few new LESC members as some of the scouts and parents expressed interest in continuing to learn about gliders.  I know of at least one dad who is interested in exploring the extension of his power ticket to include sailplanes.

Please thank everyone for their kindness and generosity.  All of our scouts felt like honored guests.  I hope the volunteers were able to get enough food.  When around scouts you have to grab quickly to make sure the ravenous horde doesn’t beat you to the dinner table. 

For the most part I felt the operation was very efficient and safe.  Please let me know what changes might improve a similar event in the future.

Thanks again for all of your hard work.  It was truly a day our scouts will remember.