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Take a flight with us and experience the Joy Of Soaring!

You can also share the experience with another passenger in our Schweizer 2-32 glider!


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Introductory, orientation flights are offered 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!


LESC Members can fly our 2-32.

The 2-32 is a 17-meter sailplane and was once the world's highest-performance production multi-seater, and has been a prolific record-setter. In the late 1960’s and through the 1970’'s the design held many world and national records for speed over 100, 300 and 500 km courses, as well as a variety of distance, out-and-return and altitude records for both men and women.

Few of these gliders were produced, which makes them quite valuable and not generally available for use by Glider Pilots. However, LESC's Training Program makes this unique glider available to Members who successfully complete the program and qualify to fly this magnificent soaring icon.


Checkout our Youth Program.

Did you know that 14 year old Students Pilots who meet the requirements and have the authorization from an FAA Certificated Flight Instructor, Glider can Solo a Glider? That's right, the FAA recognizes that young people who apply themselves and receive the appropriate training and exhibit the skills and judgment to do so can fly a glider by themselves 2 before they can drive a car alone.

LESC wants to foster this and has created a Youth Program where young pilots can earn while they learn. For each day they work the line, helping other pilots launch, recover and move their gliders on the airport, the student will earn a free lesson and tow.


What's New at LESC
Flight Of The Day!
Date: 09/14/2019
Pilot: Bob Bell
Glider: N7626 and others
Description: Gorgeous day on Saturday and I hope Sunday is even better. We had at least four 3+ hour flights with most exceeding 10K in altitude. Come out and enjoy some of the best soaring of the year.
Official Tenaja Fire Incident Details

Here's the link to the Riverside County Fire Department Tenaja Fire fact sheet. It posts live updates and has the most up-to-date containment info:

http://www.rvcfire.org/_Layouts/Incident%20Information/IncidentInfoDetail.aspx?4504

Flight Of The Day!
Date: 09/04/2019
Pilot: Bob Bell
Glider: 5790S
Description: If you weren't at the field yesterday you missed a good one. I had almost two hours at 7K to 8K with a ride and Loc Pham and Doug Hingst both had good flights in their own ships. Temperatures are coming down and fall soaring is here!
flying report 7-24

Loc, Allen Coffield, and I took advantage of the great lift provided by the towering cumulus clouds on Wed by flying eastward to Hemet. I was trying to get to the S-ridge, but the weather was coming westward and prevented me from getting much further than the Hemet airport.. On the way back, the clouds let loose and gave the 1-34 a good wash.

SSA Award Application for William Wright

Congratulations to Bill for attaining his Silver Climb!

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, Rollin Hasness wrote:

I have processed the Application for Silver Altitude claim on your June 23, 2019 flight. I am happy to approve this claim. Congratulations!!

You should see your flights listed in the September issue of Soaring Magazine. You will also find that the flight will be included in your member achievement record.

Rollin Hasness
FAI Administrator