Clearing the runway

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:

  • Glidernet
  • GliderRADAR (clicking on Minooka opens a menu with further options including coverage)
  • GlideAndSeek
  • 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.