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! Should you want to, we'll share the flight
controls and show you how to do simple maneuvers by yourself.
Since we’re a club, these flights include a 6 month
Associate Membership and should you decide that you would like
to join the club as a Full Member before that 6 months
expires, we'll rebate the fee of our Basic Orientation Flight (regardless of which flight you take) from your Initiation fee as our way of
encouraging you to find the Joy Of Soaring for yourself.
To make reservations, you need to select your flight below and then
call or email the LESC Scheduler who will help you pick a date and time for your flight, making
sure we have a glider and pilot ready and waiting when you come to the airport for your adventure.
Our Basic Orientation Flight: $8200
Our tow plane will pull your glider 3,000 feet above the airport where you'll spend 20 minutes gliding around the Elsinore Valley.
We may even gain 1000 feet altitude in a thermal, before returning for a safe, gentle landing. (Approximately 20-30 minutes.)
The "Cleveland Forest Magic Flight": $13000
We'll go to 6,500 feet above sea level above the Santa Ana Mountains. With clear weather, we'll see Catalina and San
Clemente Islands to the West. Sometimes, we'll be floating far above a magic carpet of coastal clouds. To the East, we have the
10,000 foot plus peaks of Baldy, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto. You can even experience the thrill of feeling "light as a feather".
(Approximately 40-45 minutes.)