Club Membership Benefits & Costs

Why Join?

The club is all about sharing the fun of flying gliders with friends and family.  We sponsor planned social events throughout the year but every day provides an opportunity to participate in the sport – and build friendships in the process!

  • Location. Our private field is only 45 minutes northwest of Chicago off Interstate 90.
  • The club has nine FAA certified flight instructors and fifteen tow pilots.
  • Members have free use of the club’s gliders. No rental fees!
  • FAA Flight Examiner available for private and commercial glider check rides.
  • Sky Soaring airport (55LL) has a 3,000 ft. grass runway, a hangar, pilot’s club room
  • Our airport is privately owned and is not a busy commercial operation.  It has no pattern congestion with power planes and no air space intrusion by sport parachutists.

Flying at Sky Soaring is Exceptionally Affordable

Application Fee:   $150
(Application fee is refunded if your application is denied)

Sky Soaring Club Dues:

  • Yearly Membership –      $618
  • Additional family members         $50
  • Yearly Soaring Society of American Membership (required)     $72
  • Yearly Chicagoland Glider Council Membership (required)     $10
  • “Buy In” can be paid all at once or $200 per year (required)     $1000
  • Yearly Junior Membership – no application fee or buy in required (over 13 and under 21)     $250.

Club Aircraft Rental Rates:

  • Schweizer SGS 2-33a    $0.0 per hour
  • Krosno KR-03    $0.0 per hour
  • Schweizer SGS 1-26    $0.0 per hour
  • SMYK PW-5    $0.0 per hour
  • Lark IS-28b2  $0.00

Aero Tow Fees:

  • 1000 feet    $20.00
  • 2000 feet    $30.00
  • 3000 feet    $45.00

Winch Fees:

  • $10.00 regardless of height – We get about 1000 feet with the short rope and 2000 feet with the long rope. VERY EXCITING!

Instruction Fees:

  • Flights 10 minutes or less    $5.00 per flight
  • Flights over 10 minutes (no max)    $10.00 per flight
  • Ground Instruction    $0.0 per hour

Field Use Fees- Tie Down Charges:

  • If/When you own your own glider    $0.0 per month

Schweizer-SGS-2-33Use our online form below to submit your new member application

The Sky Soaring Board of Directors will review your application and the membership coordinator will contact you after your application fee is received.

There is a refundable (should your application not be accepted) $150.00 *initiation fee to apply for Sky Soaring Membership.
*(No initiation fee for Youth/Junior membership applications.)

Please fill out the Application Form Below and press submit. Then go to our store and pay your initiation fee with your credit card.

Date of Application*


First Name*

Last Name*

Home Phone*

Mobile Phone



If under 18 please provide parent/guardian contact information.

Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Phone

Street Address*





Ratings Currently Held:

Glider Student
Solo Glider
Private Glider
Commercial Glider
CFI Glider
Tow Pilot
Private Power
Commercial Power
CFI Power
A & P

Student Flights:

Glider Hours:

Power Hours:

Pilot Lic #:

Date of last Flight Review:

Sky Soaring is operated entirely by its volunteer members. Members must contribute their time and effort to the benefit of the club and participate in club activities. What specific resources or skills could you contribute?

Additional Comments:

As required by the Federal Aviation Administration are you a current U.S. citizen?*


As required by the FAA are you proficient in the use of the English language?*


By pressing SUBMIT you affirm that the above information is true and correct.

Now go to our store and pay your initiation fee.