News and Announcements
|May 30, 2020||
|April 15, 2023||
CGC Safety Meeting. We will have our CGC annual Safety Seminar and Annual Meeting. The Safety Seminar will start at 0900 and the Annual meeting will start after our Lunch break at about 1400. If you have any ideas about topics that you would like to see presented during the Safety Seminar or Items of New Business for the annual meeting please call or email Ron Ridenour and I will be sure to include those items.
Where We Fly
Our members fly on weekends throughout the Northern Illinois soaring season, and on weekdays whenever one of our many tow pilot members is available to tow.
Typical cross-country routes from CGC go from northwest to south from Minooka, away from Lake Michigan and the Class B & C airspace. The longest recorded flight from CGC was 435 miles free distance by Harold Jensen in April 1962. This was accomplished in a plywood "floater" sailplane, Harold was an excellent pilot as well.
CGC gliders can be tracked on these sites:
- GliderRADAR (clicking on Minooka opens a menu with further options including coverage)
- GliderTracker (zooming in and clicking on ‘Minooka’ will provide further options including OGN range)
- See 'Club Flight Log' under the 'Membership' menu when logged into the site.
Soaring in Northern Illinois
The Chicago Glider Club has an active membership of about 80 pilots involved in all aspects of the sport, from instruction through to participation in local, Regional and National soaring contests.
Founded in 1953, we own and manage all of our facilities: our grass runway, hangars and clubhouse were all constructed - and are now maintained - by dedicated and highly proficient members who take pride in the club.
We own a fleet of high quality sailplanes and towplanes that provide economical soaring to club members; many members also own their own sailplanes and base them at the CGC gliderport.