LESC Memebrship


Joining LESC

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LESC is a Chapter Club of the Soaring Society of America and you must become an SSA member to enjoy the benefits of club membership.

LESC provides five classes of membership. Monthly dues provide for usage of club ships on a scheduled basis. The only additional charges are for instruction and tows.

Full Member:
  • Initiation: $250.00
  • Monthly dues: $60.00
  • Entitled to participate in all Club activities.
  • May utilize all Club facilities and equipment (Subject to such rules and regulations that may be adopted from time to time by the Club Membership).
  • Entitled to all the benefits and privileges of a full member of the Soaring Society of America, Inc. once his S.S.A. dues have also been paid.

Junior Member:
(Must be between 13 and 25 years of age and a full-time student to qualify)
  • Initiation: $125.00
  • Monthly dues: $30.00
  • Entitled to participate in all Club activities.
  • May utilize all Club facilities and equipment (Subject to such rules and regulations that may be adopted from time to time by the Club Membership).
  • Entitled to all the benefits and privileges of a full member of the Soaring Society of America, Inc. once his S.S.A. dues have also been paid.

Associate Member:
(For pilots flying their own sailplanes who don't require instructional services.)
  • $15.00 semi-annually
  • Tie downs and trailer storage are available
  • Entitled to tows furnished by the Club when available (Subject to the rules and regulations that may be adopted from time to time by the Club Membership).
  • Is not be entitled to the use of any Club facility or equipment at any time.
  • Can not vote or hold Club office
  • Will not as an individual receivedthe benefits of the Soaring Society of America, Inc. except as the apply to the Club as a whole.

Temporary Member:
(Pilot must reside outside of SSA Region 12)
  • Initiation: $125.00
  • Monthly dues: $60.00
  • Memberhip is valid for any 3 consecutive months durring the follwoing 12 month period.
  • Entitled to the use of club facilities and equipment (subject to such rules and regulations that may be adopted from time to time by the Club Membership).
  • May not vote or hold Club office.
  • Does not as an individual receive the benefits of the Soaring Society of America, Inc. except as the apply to the Club as a whole.

Service Member:
(For pilots who by virtue of there service to the club may operate club equipment only as needed to perform such service.)
  • Dues are made current by the service provided.
  • Is entitled to the use of any Club facility or equipment only as needed to perform thier service.
  • Can not vote or hold Club office
  • Will not as an individual receive the benefits of the Soaring Society of America, Inc. except as the apply to the Club as a whole.

Tow Fees: (the tow fee schedule can be found here)
  • 1000' agl: $37.00
  • 2000' agl: $52.00
  • 3000' agl: $67.00
  • (subject to change with fluctuating fuel prices)

Expert Instruction is available for a flat $40.00 per 1.5 hour block of scheduled time.

Any licensed pilot will require a Field Check from an authorized LESC CFIG prior to flying from our airport. This includes Associate Members wishing to fly thier own gliders. Members wishing to fly LESC gliders will also require an aircraft checkout by an authorized LESC CFIG.

Orientation flights
LESC provides prospective members an opportunity to experience the "Joy of Soaring" by taking advantage of a 20 to 30 minute orientation flight. You'll be seated in the front of one of our two place sailplanes piloted by one of LESC's FAA licensed pilots.

You'll enjoy a smooth, relaxing and safe 20 to 30 minute flight over the Elsinore Valley while enjoying the view of the many mountain peaks visible as well as an occasional view of Catalina Island.

You'll soar at 50 mph and have an opporunity to actually take the controls if you wish, under the guidance of your Pilot in Command. You'll experience firsthand the "Joy of Soaring" and if you're as excited about soaring as we are, you can learn about joining LESC. Ornate gift certificates are also available which make excellent gifts.

Orientation flights may be scheduled via telephone or by dropping by the clubhouse. LESC collects a nominal fee of $8200 for orientation flights to cover expenses.

Club Equipment
As a member of LESC, you will enjoy flying the following club owned equipment:

  • (3) Schweizer SGS 2-33A two-seat trainers
  • Schweizer SGS 1-26B cross-country "super ship" - (SN 391)
  • Schweizer SGS 1-34
  • Pilatus B-4 aerobatic sailplane
  • Schweizer SGS 2-32 "three-seat" sailplane

In addition, LESC owns two Callair towplanes (affectionately known as Jaws and Blue Max) , which provide low cost tows for members.

Already a student, soloed or licensed sailplane or power pilot? Come find out how you can qualify to fly quickly. Never flown before? Come find out how easily and economically you can learn to fly.