August update: Rides are available again!

posted Aug 20, 2020, 6:14 PM by Illini Glider Club President

Update: The club had a very successful July/August, with 5 of the club members successfully taking their FAA checkrides. Also, we are now open to offer glider intro rides again! 

June Update

posted Jun 4, 2020, 10:41 PM by Illini Glider Club President   [ updated Jun 4, 2020, 10:42 PM ]

The club is slowly but surely finalizing the work on our fleet (annual condition inspection) and prepare to start flying again. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the club is still not actively offering rides, but contact us and we will put you on our waiting list. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact us and we can discuss. 

We expect / hope to start flying by mid June. A number of club members are ready or are very close to their checkrides, and the club is focusing to get these members to the finish line. 

COVID-19 impact

posted Apr 8, 2020, 12:16 PM by Illini Glider Club President

Due to the stay-at-home order for the state of Illinois, and to ensure health of our members, we have temporarily stopped on-site operations until the end of April. 

Flying season starts

posted Mar 14, 2020, 12:00 PM by Illini Glider Club President

The 2020 flying season started on March 8th. We are now back on our regular weekend operations. 

Preparation for 2020 flying season

posted Feb 1, 2020, 6:54 PM by Illini Glider Club President

The club is actively working on preparing our aircraft for the 2020 season. We expect to start flying from mid February on any weekend day that has good weather conditions. 

NEWS: We now offer mile-high glider intro rides! Email us for more info.

Club Status, December 2019

posted Dec 12, 2019, 11:42 PM by Illini Glider Club President

The tow plane is undergoing its periodic annual inspection. Many club members are involved helping with this task. Once the plane is back in service, we will resume flying. 

Club Status June 2019

posted May 29, 2019, 2:02 AM by Illini Glider Club President

Summer is around the corner, and with it comes great flying weather! Our glider fleet were updated with high quality radios in time for the 2019 active season. We seek new members, tow pilots, and instructors, and also offer glider rides! Get in touch with us today.

Club Status, Feb 2019

posted Feb 2, 2019, 3:07 PM by Illini Glider Club President

The club is active! 
  • We are working on scheduling annual inspection for our aircraft. 
  • Intro to Soaring seminar on Feb 6, 27th and March 20, at Champaign public library (6:30 PM). Public attendance welcome / encouraged!
  • Ground school will be held at the Champaign Library. Check the calendar for more details.

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