|November 16 or 17, 2022||Glider Storage. Contact Don K for more information.|
|December 10, 2022||CGC Christmas Party. More information to come.|
|January 1, 2023||First Flying Day of the Year. Gathering at the clubhouse.|
|January 21-22, 2023||
Flight Instructor Renewal Course. Hosted by the Soaring Safety Foundation, Rich Carlson, Glenn Collins, and Ron Ridenour. Sign up on line on either of the soaringsafety.org or ssa.org websites.
|February 21-25, 2023||SSA Convention in Reno, NV.|
|May 30, 2020||
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:
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.