Flight Instructor Renewal Course. The SSF will hold a FIRC for flight instructors and any other interested pilots. The cost is a rather modest $150 which goes to the SSF to help defray the cost of hosting the event. It will be at the Schaumburg Airport downstairs from Pilot Pete's. We'll start at 0800 on Saturday. You can sign up for the FIRC at the SSF Site www.SoaringSafety.org for more information or call me and I can help you get registered.
CGC Annual Dinner at Emmitt's Brewing Company on Main Street in Downers Grove. Jeff Mack has done the preliminary work to make this event happen. The cost will be about $50 per person for a Salmon and Beef Buffett, as we have had in the past, with a cash bar. We'll plan to start at 1830 and serve dinner at 1930. RSVP with Jeff Mack.
SSA Convention in Reno, NV. The FIRC meets ahead of the Reno SSA Convention at the Atlantis Hotel and Convention Center. The SSA convention will be on February 22-25, starting the evening of the 22nd with a Soaring Safety Foundation Seminar event and ending on the 25th with an Annual Awards Dinner. You can see more information on the SSA Website SSA.org.
Seniors Soaring Championship at Seminole Lake, FL. Don Kroesch, Mike Shakman and Ron Ridenour all plan to attend and represent the CGC.
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.
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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.