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IL59 Chicago Glider Club Gliderport
Channahon, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 04 JANUARY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: IL59
Lat/Long: 41-25-55.1100N / 088-14-50.2270W
41-25.918500N / 088-14.837117W
41.4319750 / -88.2472853
(estimated)
Elevation: 590 ft. / 180 m (estimated)
Variation: 00W (1985)
From city: 2 miles NW of CHANNAHON, IL
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 60447

Gliderport Operations

Gliderport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 07/1973
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: KANKAKEE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance: UNATNDD
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no
Landing fee: yes

Gliderport Communications

WX AWOS-3 at JOT (6 nm NE): 119.975 (815-730-9560)
WX AWOS-3 at C09 (8 nm W): 118.175 (815-941-1815)
WX AWOS-3 at LOT (13 nm NE): 118.525 (815-588-4802)
  • UNICOM 123.3.

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
JOTr153/7.6JOLIET VORTAC112.3002E
EONr293/22.7PEOTONE VORTAC113.2002E
DPAr168/27.9DUPAGE VOR/DME108.4002E
IKKr320/28.0KANKAKEE VOR/DME111.6000E
CGTr259/30.7CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC114.2002E
ORDr203/36.7CHICAGO O'HARE VOR/DME113.9002E

Gliderport Services

Airframe service: NONE
Powerplant service: NONE

Runway Information

Runway E/W

Dimensions: 2000 x 250 ft. / 610 x 76 m
Surface: turf
RUNWAY E  RUNWAY W
Traffic pattern: rightleft

Gliderport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: CHICAGO GLIDER CLUB
26045 W. AIRPORT RD.
MINOOKA, IL 60447
Phone 815-467-9861
Manager: RON RIDENOUR
Phone 630-854-9456

Gliderport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 29
Single engine airplanes: 9
Gliders airplanes: 18
Ultralights: 2
    

Additional Remarks

A52-W DROP-OFF ON EAST END OF RWY.
ARPT IS FOR GLIDER USE ONLY, OR AS DIRECTED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CHICAGO GLIDER CLUB.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at IL59.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

C09 - Morris Municipal Airport-James R. Washburn Field (8 nm W)
KLOT - Lewis University Airport (13 nm NE)
1C5 - Bolingbrook's Clow International Airport (17 nm N)
KARR - Aurora Municipal Airport (23 nm NW)
C56 - Bult Field Airport (26 nm E)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 16-Jan-2018
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4712:47
Sunrise07:1813:18
Sunset16:4822:48
Evening civil twilight17:1923:19

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  16-Jan-2018 15:57:35
Local (UTC-6)  16-Jan-2018 09:57:35
 
METAR
KJOT 
6nm NE 
161535Z AUTO 27007KT 2SM -SN BKN014 OVC023 M12/M15 A3049 RMK AO2 VIS 1 3/4V2 1/2 T11211146
KC09 
8nm W 
161535Z AUTO 27014KT 10SM SCT029 BKN033 OVC070 M14/M16 A3049 RMK AO2 T11371163
KLOT 
13nm NE 
161535Z AUTO 27008KT 3SM -SN CLR M12/M14 A3047 RMK AO2 T11211141
TAF
KDPA 
29nm N 
161131Z 1612/1712 30010KT 4SM -SN BKN012 OVC025 TEMPO 1612/1615 2SM -SN FM161500 32012KT 6SM -SN BKN015 FM161800 32013KT P6SM BKN018 FM162300 30008KT P6SM BKN035 FM170600 27008KT P6SM FEW007 SCT120 BKN180
KMDW 
31nm NE 
161131Z 1612/1718 27010KT 4SM -SN BKN012 OVC025 TEMPO 1612/1616 1 1/2SM -SN FM161600 30012KT 6SM -SN BKN015 TEMPO 1616/1619 2SM -SN FM161900 32013KT P6SM BKN018 FM162300 29008KT P6SM BKN035 FM170600 27008KT P6SM FEW007 SCT120 BKN180 FM171300 25014KT P6SM SCT070 BKN120
KORD 
36nm NE 
161131Z 1612/1718 30010KT 4SM -SN BKN012 OVC025 TEMPO 1612/1615 1 1/2SM -SN FM161500 32012KT 6SM -SN BKN015 TEMPO 1615/1618 2SM -SN FM161800 32013KT P6SM BKN018 FM162300 30008KT P6SM BKN035 FM170600 27008KT P6SM FEW007 SCT120 BKN180 FM171300 25014KT P6SM SCT070 BKN120
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