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Flight Of The Day!
Date: 9/18/2016
Pilot: Loc Pham
Glider: SGS 1-26B, SN 391

Description: This was Loc's first flight in the 1-26 and he sure picked a great day to do it - lift was everywhere.  Loc flew 'er for an hour and 48 minutes and got to 8300' msl!

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
No Flight Operations the First Weekend of October

LESC's landlord, Skydive Elsinore will be holding thier annual Chick's Rock event the first weekend of October, as usual.  This event requires the use of the entire airport and as such, no glider flight operations will be conducted October 1 or 2, 2016.

However, we will still be holding out October Membership Meeting on Saturday, 10/01/2016, the agenda for which will be sent to the Membership the week prior.

Congratulations to Blake Poe

Blake Poe and Dan GudgelJoin me in congratulating LESC's newest Glider Pilot, Blake Poe.  He passed his Private Pilot, Glider Add On Practical Test with DPE, Dan Gudgel today. 

Make sure to give him a well-deserved "Job Well Done" the next time you see him at the airport.

LESC Merchandise

LESC Store

Follow the link on the Information Page to go to our online store where you can purchase LESC Merchandise.

  • Shirts
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  • Mouse Pads
  • Coffe Mugs
Congratulations to Captain Jeffery Winkler!

I just opened up SkyWest online and lookie what I see!!  Smile

Congratulations to Captain Jeffery Winkler on 30 Years!

Jeff Winkler

Congratulations to DEN ERJ Captain Jeffery Winkler, celebrating 30 years of dedicated service at SkyWest Airlines! 

Captain Winkler started his SkyWest career flying the “mighty Metro” in St. George, Utah. Before joining SkyWest, he gained experience flying C-130s in the Air Force Reserve. He later went on to work in Denver flying the Metro 3, eventually leading him to SGU.

About deciding to fly with SkyWest 30 years ago, Captain Winkler said, “At the time, I had done some interviews. After I got to SkyWest, an old memory came to me from a KC-135 driver who told me to start with a small carrier and hope it grows. I had a sense that was going to happen here, so I blew everything else off and decided to stick around. I look back on it and wonder, how did I get so lucky!”

What is it that Captain Winkler enjoys most about SkyWest? “The best thing is being with a carrier that makes money all the time and having few worries.” He continued, “I think I will stick around another five.” 

When not working, Captain Winkler enjoys running his airplane leasing business and “putting around” in his 1948 Cessna 140.

Thank you, Captain Winkler for the many great years you have contributed. Here's to many more!