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For Sale - Schweizer 1-26E
Published on: 8/27/2019
Aircraft : Schweizer 1-26E

Seller : Pete Washburn | (630) 330-2348 |

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For Sale - Genesis 2
Published on: 10/23/2018
Airtcraft : Genesis 2

Seller : Curt Lewis | (815) 543-5195 |

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Lauren Ho earns Private Pilot Glider Certificate!
Published on: 11/21/2018
Congratulations to Lauren Ho who passed her private pilot practical exam on 11/21/2018 at the Estrella Sailport, Arizona. Great job and fly safe!
Bob Mizek Earns Private Pilot Glider Certificate
On Tuesday 2018.10.23 Bob Mizek Bob Mizek Earned his Private Pilot Glider Certificate
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Guest Comments & Reviews

Thank You from Mark
Published on: 7/8/2019
My thanks for the warm welcome and a most enjoyable time at you club.
I have never been around such a nice group of people interested in this wonderful sport of sailplane flying.
I would love to join the club...Again my sincere thanks to your outstanding hospitality I was very impressed!!
I and look forward to flying with your club.

ChicagoLand Glider Council

CLGC Off-Season Monthly Meetings 2019-2020
Published on: 8/27/2019
The ChicagoLand Glider Council (CLGC) has begun its off-season monthly meeting Schedule.
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CLGC Mail Groups *** IMPORTANT ***
Published on: 11/29/2018
The ChiagoLand Glider Council (CLGC) is using new mail groups to communicate.
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CLGC Soaring Grant 2019
Published on: 10/5/2018
The ChicagoLand Glider Council (CLGC) has youth grants available.
The applications deadline is March 31st of the grant year.
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SSA News

Scholarship - due 3/15/2020
Published on: 1/5/2020
An opportunity for a young student interested in aviation to begin or further his or her flight training in sailplanes.
This year, the amount of the scholarship grant is $1,000.
You must be between the ages of 14-22, be a full-time student and have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
You must also show a strong desire to learn to fly.
This grant may give you a start on the road to becoming a glider pilot, and beyond.
The deadline for receipt of applications for this grant is March 15. The grant will be awarded by April 30. For an application,
call or write today, or visit
Michael Wallace was a young man who was always interested in airplanes.
He set his career goal at becoming an airline pilot. He soloed in sailplanes at age 16, and earned his private pilot glider rating at age 18.
He was proud to be a glider pilot.
This scholarship is offered in Michael’s memory.
SSA Youth Flight Training Scholarships
Published on: 2/13/2019
A generous donor has made it possible for the Soaring Society of America to offer up to eight (8) $2,000 Flight Training Scholarships. These are open to SSA members 13-24 years old that are pre- or post-solo for authorized expenses for training toward their private glider rating.
SSA Offers CFIG Incentive Scholarships
Published on: 11/1/2018
The SSA is pleased to announce a new scholarship program for CFI-Gs. This program was kick-started by an initial generous donation from John Weber and others. The goal is to generate more CFI-Gs at clubs, which will then help foster club growth.
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Traditional News

Beacon News Article 2004.08.01
The sailplane experience at Hinckley Airport just might be the Fox Valley's greatest thrill ride
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Chicago Tribune Article 2007.09.23
Above the fruited plains
By George Houde
Special to the Tribune
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