Clearing the runway

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.