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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
LESC’s Newest Commercial Pilot

Tom Phillips passed his Commercial Pilot, Glider Add-On Practical Test today. As expected, Tom breezed through it without any issues. Now he can earn dues credits by flying rides or by flying the tow plane.

Sounds like you're going to be a busy guy, Tom.

Please join me in congratulating him on a job well done the next time you see Tom at the airport!

LESC Board Election Results

New officers were elected to fill the Executive Board positions at the last LESC Meeting. Here are your new LESC Officers -

President: Ted Johnson
Vice President: Mike Gunn
Vice President of Membership: Doug Hingst
Treasurer: Bill Wright
Secretary: Ozzie Osborne
Member At Large: Richard Miller