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IL59 Chicago Glider Club Gliderport
Channahon, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 APRIL 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 -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 VOR/DME112.3002E
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 27-Apr-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:2710:27
Sunrise05:5610:56
Sunset19:4500:45
Evening civil twilight20:1501:15

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  27-Apr-2018 06:45:02
Local (UTC-5)  27-Apr-2018 01:45:02
 
METAR
KJOT 
6nm NE 
270635Z AUTO 21003KT 10SM BKN110 11/03 A2977 RMK AO2 T01130026
KC09 
8nm W 
270635Z AUTO 22006KT 10SM SCT120 10/02 A2976 RMK AO2 T01020015
KLOT 
13nm NE 
270635Z AUTO 17007KT 10SM SCT100 BKN120 10/02 A2977 RMK AO2 T00960015
TAF
KDPA 
29nm N 
270539Z 2706/2806 21007KT P6SM BKN100 FM270900 36015G22KT P6SM SCT020 BKN080 FM271100 35011KT P6SM SCT025 FM271700 28010KT P6SM FEW250 FM272200 16011G19KT 6SM -SHRA OVC050 FM280100 02013G19KT P6SM VCSH BKN020 OVC050
KMDW 
31nm NE 
270539Z 2706/2812 21006KT P6SM BKN100 FM270930 35015G22KT P6SM SCT020 BKN080 FM271100 35010KT P6SM SCT025 FM271500 02008KT P6SM FEW200 FM272000 10010KT P6SM VCSH BKN070 FM272300 07013KT 6SM -SHRA OVC050 FM280200 03012G18KT P6SM VCSH BKN020 OVC050 FM280700 36014G20KT P6SM SCT020 BKN040
KORD 
36nm NE 
270539Z 2706/2812 21006KT P6SM BKN100 FM270900 35015G22KT P6SM SCT020 BKN080 FM271100 35010KT P6SM SCT025 FM271500 01007KT P6SM FEW200 FM272000 08009KT P6SM VCSH BKN070 FM272200 05013KT 6SM -SHRA OVC050 FM280100 02013G19KT P6SM VCSH BKN020 OVC050 FM280600 35013G19KT P6SM SCT020 BKN040
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