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Flight Of The Day!
Date: 9/27/2015
Pilot: Ralph Strahm
Glider: SGS 1-34

It was an interesting day.  Things started of hot and Ralph was the first flght of the day and he maganed to stay up for 68 minutes.  There were several other flights that came close and the lift kept working until about 15:00 when the on-shore flow cam ine and everything was headed down slope and turned to heavy sink.

Moral of the story - late afternoon isn't always when the best soaring happens.  Check the foreast and come out when things are hoppin'.

What a day!


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
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!

Richard Woodall's First Glider Solo!

Richard Woodall and CFIG Joe Scarcella

Richard Woodall dumped that noisy, active ballast his been carrying around in the backseat of the Krosno today and took the opportunity to Break the Surly Bonds of Earth by himself for the first time in a glider today.

Here he is with that active ballast, CFIG Joe Scarcella.  Make sure you join me in giving him a hearty and well deserved congratulations for a job well done the next time you see him.

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.