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 FAA certified flight instructors and 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

Initiation Fee:   $150
(Initiation 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
  • Schweizer SGS 1-34  $0.00 per hour
  • SMYK PW-5    $0.0 per hour

Aero Tow Fees:

  • 1000 feet    $20.00
  • 2000 feet    $30.00
  • 3000 feet    $45.00
    * Tow fees may change based on current fuel costs.

Flight Instruction Fees:

  • $10.00 per flight
  • Ground Instruction cost varies per instructor

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.



  1. RATED PILOTS WITH A GLIDER TYPE RATING (Must Have Current Flight Review)
  3. Student Pilots actively enrolled in a FAA Part 61 or Part 141 flight school.
  4. Youth ages 13-21. No flight experience necessary.

All others may fill out an application to be put on a waiting list. (DO NOT PAY THE INITIATION FEE) You will be notified when we are once again accepting applications for new students.

    Date of Application* YYYY-MM-DD


    First Name*

    Last Name*

    Home Phone*

    Mobile Phone

    Date of Birth* YYYY-MM-DD


    If under 18 please provide parent/guardian contact information.

    Parent/Guardian Name

    Parent/Guardian Phone

    Street Address*





    Ratings and Endorsements Currently Held (Check all that apply):

    Student Certificate - Glider
    Student Certificate - Glider Solo Endorsement
    Private Pilot - Glider
    Commercial Pilot - Glider
    Recreational Pilot Student Certificate
    Recreational Pilot
    Sport Pilot Student Certificate
    Sport Pilot
    Private Pilot Student Certificate - ASEL
    Private Pilot - ASEL
    Commercial Pilot - ASEL
    Airline Transport Pilot
    Certified Flight Instructor - Glider
    Certified Flight Instructor - ASEL
    Airframe & Powerplant
    Inspector Authorization
    Tow Pilot Endorsement
    High Performance Endorsement
    Complex Endorsement
    Tailwheel Endorsement

    Student Flights:

    Glider Hours:

    Power Hours:

    Pilot Lic #:

    Date of last Flight Review YYYY-MM-DD:

    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? Gov Issued ID Required.*


    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.