YouTube Video 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!

Gift Certificates Available

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
New LESC SOP Rev. Published

As discussed in the last Membership Meeting, Revision 23 of the LESC Standard Operating Procedures has been published, is now in effect and available online. I’ll drop off a hard copy of these SOPs at the clubhouse tomorrow so that it’s available for Wednesday operations.

There’re only a handful of changes, but they clarify some scenarios and simplify the launch process.

Remember that you’ll need to acknowledge the changes for this revision in your Membership Profile before the Tow Pass Kiosk will issue a Tow Pass. Optionally for rated pilots (required for Student Pilots), passing the SOP Quiz will update this information automatically. The SOP Quiz will only test you on any and all SOP revisions you haven’t already acknowledged.

Please feel free to contact me if you have and questions or have difficulties.

See you at the airport.

Holy Fire

One of our club members, Christopher McCowen stopped by the field on his way home yesterday and snapped these images.

Flight Of The Day!
Date: 08/01/2018
Pilot: Nate Watje
Glider: 5790S
Description: Pretty good day at the field today. Nate Watje and I were up in 90S for almost two hours, reaching 7500 feet. Had to do full slips with spoilers to get down. Nate did most of the thermaling. Great job, Nate!
Flight Of The Day!
Date: 07/26/2018
Pilot: Shawn O'Connor
Glider: 5790S
Description: Shawn and I had a great flight yesterday in spite of brutal temps at the field (112 F). Got to 8500 msl and spent an hour working thermals and keeping that yaw string straight. Ralph Stram also had a good flight in the 1-34 and may have stayed up a bit longer than we did. Caution to all on days that may be as hot as this one. It's imperative you stay hydrated. I lost 3 lbs yesterday, all in water. Please help each other with ground handling as this can be the most dangerous time for dehydration.
LESC's Newest Licensed Glider Pilot

Congratulations to Jason Schiffner on adding Commercial Glider to his Pilots license! 

Todd Thornton Completes his Bronze Badge

Congratulations to Todd Thornton for wrapping up his Bronze Badge today with the required accuracy landings.

Awesome job Todd!