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: 02/15/2020
Pilot: Gregory J. Buckmaster
Glider: 1-34
Description: Greg had a great first flight in the 1-34. He stayed up almost two hours and got to about 5500'. Congrats, Greg. Spring is around the corner and conditions are improving. Come out and fly!
Another solo
Greg Buckmaster SoloYesterday Greg Buckmaster broke the surly bonds of his flight instructor and soloed the 2-33 at Skylark. Congrats, Greg. We look forward to sharing the skies with you.
Chris Behm, First Solo

Chris Behm First SoloToday was the day that Chris Behm Broke the Surely Bonds of Earth without an Instructor pestering him from the rear cockpit of the 2-33. Make sure to congratulate Chris on a job well done the next time you see him!

Two New Commercial Glider Pilots

Congratulations to LESC's two new Commercially rated Glider Pilots.

David Moynihan, who is also an LESC Tow Pilot added a Glider rating to his Commercial Pilot Certificate and Hal Wood upgraded his Private Pilot Glider to a Commercial rating.

Join me in congratulating both of them on a job well done! You guys worked hard to make it happen. Awesome job guys!

A NEW CFI-Glider

New CFIG, Pete Schutte Greetings Members!

Today, December 11th, I took the practical test for my CFI Glider add-on rating...and PASSED. I encourage you all to think about upgrading your ratings and/or badges. It was a lot of fun studying and learning all the "stuff" you need to know to teach the students! I've been instructing power planes since 1972 so this has been on the "to do" list for quite some time. It's finally DONE!

A special thanks to Bob Bell, CFI for getting me ready for the ride. Also to the guys at the field today (Bob, Hal, Allen, Eric and tow pilot Joey Small) who helped us move the glider around and give us a little priority to get all the flights in and get Joe Scarcella, DPE on his way home before it got dark. It has been a very enjoyable ride for me and I'd be happy tell you all about it! Now it is time for a nap!

Tailwinds...........Pete Schutte - CFI-G