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IL59 Chicago Glider Club Gliderport
Channahon, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 12 OCTOBER 2017

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 -5 (UTC -6 during Standard 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 23-Oct-2017
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:4711:47
Sunrise07:1512:15
Sunset18:0023:00
Evening civil twilight18:2823:28

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  23-Oct-2017 19:23:10
Local (UTC-5)  23-Oct-2017 14:23:10
 
METAR
KJOT 
6nm NE 
231855Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT011 SCT120 12/11 A2974 RMK AO2 T01210107
KC09 
8nm W 
231855Z AUTO 32006KT 10SM OVC011 12/10 A2975 RMK AO2 T01150099
KLOT 
13nm NE 
231855Z AUTO 32007KT 10SM BKN010 BKN016 OVC110 11/10 A2974 RMK AO2 T01100098
TAF
KDPA 
29nm N 
231743Z 2318/2418 31010KT P6SM FEW008 SCT020 BKN200 FM240400 30014G22KT 6SM -RA SCT025 OVC035 FM240600 26012KT 4SM -RA SCT008 OVC012 FM241500 30013G24KT 5SM -SHRA SCT008 OVC012
KMDW 
31nm NE 
231743Z 2318/2418 33010KT 6SM -RA BKN008 OVC070 TEMPO 2319/2320 SCT008 OVC070 FM232000 30011KT P6SM SCT020 BKN200 FM240400 30014G22KT 6SM -RA SCT025 OVC035 FM240600 26012KT 4SM -RA SCT008 OVC012 FM241500 30013G24KT 5SM -SHRA SCT008 OVC012
KORD 
36nm NE 
231743Z 2318/2424 33010KT P6SM VCSH BKN008 OVC070 TEMPO 2319/2320 SCT008 OVC070 FM232000 30011KT P6SM SCT020 BKN200 FM240400 30014G22KT 6SM -RA SCT025 OVC035 FM240600 26012KT 4SM -RA SCT008 OVC012 FM241500 30013G24KT 5SM -SHRA SCT008 OVC012 FM241900 31015G27KT 6SM -SHRA OVC020
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