Mile High Glider Ride

Fly with a FAA certified commercial pilot. You will be towed to 5280 feet (1 Mile) above ground level (6200 MSL) or to cloud base if lower. Your flight will last approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on weather. Soar like an eagle and enjoy the breathtaking views of the countryside on silent wings.  On clear days you can see the Chicago skyline and beyond.

A Mile High glider ride is: $295.00.  You may purchase an additional ride for the same person for $140.00 at the field.

Glider Ride Terms and Conditions;

Gift Certificate must be used within 24 months from time of purchase.

Glider rides are provided on any day we have operations, generally weekends and some weekdays and a commercial pilot is available, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.  Rides available from mid April through October, weather permitting.
We do not book reservations.
First come First Serve basis. 
(You may have to wait until a pilot and glider are available. We offer a patio deck with table and chairs where you may watch. You may bring your own picnic lunch).

Please call the field office before leaving home to verify we’re flying.  847-683-7627


  • You must weigh less than 210 lbs.
  • You must be at least 4 feet tall.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at the field.
  • You must bring a printed copy of your Gift Certificate.  Rides will not be given without it.