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Flight Of The Day!
Date: 7/20/2014
Pilot: Mike Shear
Glider: SGS 2-33A, N2488W

2 hours and 30 minutes to 6200' msl from a 3000' agl tow

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
Another freshly minted Private Pilot, Glider!

Can you believe it?  Arnie Frankenberger joined LESC March 5, 2014.

A little more than a month later, he soloed on  April 9.

Now, just a little over 3 months after starting his lessons, Arnie passed the Private Pilot, Glider Practical Test!

I'm sure you'll join me in conratulating him an a job very well done!

Arnie Frankenberger's First Glider Solo

Looks like Arnie Frankenberger encountered some isolated showers after his First Glider Solo!

Awesome job.  Way to go Arnie!

Two Private Pilot, Glider add-ons in two days.

Tom Traeger couldn't set back and let Xavier Zavatsky hog the lime light all to himself.  No, he too flew with Dan Gudgel today and passed his Private Pilot, Glider, Practical Test as well.

So, now we've got two members to congratulate the next time you see them at the airport.

Awesome job to both of you!

Congratulations to Xavier Zavatsky!

Xavier Zavatsky "Broke the Surly Bonds of Earth" today with DPE, Dan Gudgel and passed his Private Pilot, Glider Practical Test today.  Awesome job Xavier!

The next time you see him at the airport, make sure to join me in congratulating him on a job well done!

Ernie Havner Solos!

Erine Havner's First Glider SoloSunday, January, 12, 2014, A day that will ive in infamy. Ernie Havner "Broke The Surly Bonds of Earth" in N2488W without any nagging from the rear cockpit. CFIG Rick Lloyd helped him tie the glider down after his First Solo Flight. Now's when the REAL learning begins!

Way to go Ernie!