Diamond Goal from Skylark Field?
August 2, 1997 - Skylark Field, Lake Elsinore, CA.
Skylark Field was considered to be one of "the" Meccas of soaring through
the 60's and 70's.
Because the airport is below the floodplain of Lake Elsinore, the operation has
been shut down several times over the years because of flooding, sometimes with
catastrophic results for the FBO's.
In 1989, the Lake Elsinore Soaring Club moved to Skylark
Field and a wholehearted attempt was made by club members to re-establish Skylark
Field as a major soaring center.
Their efforts have not gone unrewarded.
Recently, some club
members have proven that "you can get out of Elsinore". Several
cross country flights have been logged from Skylark Field in the last five years
and, on August 2nd 1997, LESC clubmember Kevin Perry flew and documented a flight
beginning and ending at Skylark Field that fulfilled the requirements for his Gold
Distance, Gold Altitude and Diamond Goal. The start was Skylark Field, turnpoint
1 was Borrego Airpark, turnpoint 2 was Big Bear City Airport and a return to Skylark
Except for Dan Gonzales, who flies this route before breakfast (with a yawn), nobody
has flown (much less applied for) these badge legs from Skylark in almost 20 years!
See the photos below for the proof: ....Click on small photos to see
The Declaration --------- Skylark Field ------------- Borrego Air Park
------- Big Bear City Airport -- The Ship