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Effective May 2, 2020  

Initiation fee

  • Applicants younger than 35 years of age
    • Initial payment with application $300. (Fully Refundable if application denied)
    • A second payment of $300 is due on the first anniversary of membership
  • Applicants 35 years of age or older
    • Initial payment with application $600. (Fully Refundable if application denied)
    • A second payment of $600 is due on the first anniversary of membership
  • Family Membership Fee is an additional $75

$600 (< 35 years)

$1,200 (35+ years)

Chicago Glider Club Regular Membership dues

  • Retired Membership dues are available; see the CGC By-Laws for details
  • Effective April 1, 2017 – Any member requesting retired dues after April 1, 2017 will pay 1/2 regular dues payable in two equal payments January and July
  • Current retired members keep the rate of ¼ regular dues payable in January
$35.00 per month
Soaring Society of America (SSA) Membership (required) $69.00 per year
Chicagoland Glider Council Membership (required) $10.00 per year
   
Club Aircraft Rental Rates   
Discus CS (single-place) $27.00 per hour
Schleicher ASK-21 (multi-place) $27.00 per hour
Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus (multi-place) $27.00 per hour
Christen Husky (towplane) $90.00 per tach hour
Piper Pawnee (towplane) $90.00 per tach hour
   

Sailplane Rental Surcharge

  • For first 75 hours of club sailplane rental
  • The surcharge is in addition to the regular sailplane rental fee
  • Optionally, the member may pay a one-time sum of $300
$4.00 per hour
   
Aerotow Rates  
Hook Up Fee $17.00 per tow

Plus Each Hundred Feet of Tow

  • Example of charges for a typical 2,000 foot tow: $ 17.00 (hook up fee) + $ 15.00 (2,000 feet @ $0.75 /100 ft) =$32.00
$0.75 per 100 feet
   

Aerotow Retrieve

  • Off Field Cross Country Tows: Rate equal to cost of one regular tow (2000') plus the hourly rental cost of the tow plane.
  • However, retrieve from Bushby, Joliet, Morris, Rileys and Sweedler only incur a charge of one 2,000 foot tow.
 
   

Field Use Fee

  • Owners of privately owned sailplanes are charged a Field Use Fee of $216/year, charged at $18/month.  
  • Winter Hangar Storage is available for a limited number of sailplanes stored in a trailer for an additional $160 for the winter season.  
  • Motor home storage is available for $240/year or $40/month.