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55LL Sky Soaring Airport
Union, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 19 JULY 2018

Location

FAA Identifier: 55LL
Lat/Long: 42-09-15.0860N / 088-30-41.3150W
42-09.251433N / 088-30.688583W
42.1541906 / -88.5114764
(estimated)
Elevation: 884 ft. / 269.4 m (surveyed)
Variation: 00W (1985)
From city: 5 miles SE of UNION, IL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 60142

Airport Operations

Airport use: Private use. Permission required prior to landing
Activation date: 08/1978
Control tower: no
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: KANKAKEE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
Attendance: IREG
Wind indicator: yes
Segmented circle: no

Airport Communications

WX AWOS-3 at DKB (16 nm SW): 119.075 (815-748-2350)
WX ASOS at DPA (19 nm SE): PHONE 630-584-2728
  • 123.3

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
DPAr334/17.4DUPAGE VOR/DME108.4002E
OBKr263/25.2NORTHBROOK VOR/DME113.0002W
ORDr288/28.8CHICAGO O'HARE VOR/DME113.9002E
RFDr097/30.9ROCKFORD VOR/DME110.8001E
BUUr197/33.4BURBUN VOR/DME114.5001W
JVLr130/35.8JANESVILLE VOR/DME114.3003E
JOTr345/37.5JOLIET VOR/DME112.3002E

 
NDB name  Hdg/Dist  Freq  Var  ID
LAKE LAWN176/32.940402WLVV .-.. ...- ...-

Airport Services

Runway Information

Runway 9/27

Dimensions: 3000 x 100 ft. / 914 x 30 m
Surface: turf
RUNWAY 9  RUNWAY 27
Traffic pattern: leftright
Displaced threshold: 600 ft.no
Obstructions: 20 ft. trees, 40 ft. from runwaynone

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Privately-owned
Owner: SKY SOARING LLC
12020 US 20
HAMPSHIRE, IL 60140
Phone (847) 683-7627
Manager: SKY SOARING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
12020 US RT 20
HAMPSHIRE, IL 60140
Phone (224) 875-2628
SMSRSNYDER@COMCAST.NET (ALL LOWER CASE)

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 28
Single engine airplanes: 3
Gliders airplanes: 25
    

Additional Remarks

GLIDER ACTIVITY ON ARPT.
ALL TFC PATTERNS ON S SIDE OF ARPT ARE FOR NOISE ABATEMENT.

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at 55LL.

Some nearby airports with instrument procedures:

3CK - Lake in the Hills Airport (9 nm E)
KDKB - De Kalb Taylor Municipal Airport (16 nm SW)
10C - Galt Field Airport (16 nm N)
C77 - Poplar Grove Airport (18 nm NW)
KDPA - DuPage Airport (19 nm SE)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 14-Aug-2018
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:3110:31
Sunrise06:0211:02
Sunset19:5600:56
Evening civil twilight20:2601:26

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  14-Aug-2018 21:23:36
Local (UTC-5)  14-Aug-2018 16:23:36
 
METAR
KDKB 
16nm SW 
142055Z AUTO 23005KT 10SM CLR 28/20 A2999 RMK AO2 T02790197
KDPA 
18nm SE 
142052Z 25004KT 6SM HZ CLR 31/18 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP141 T03060183 56012
K06C 
21nm SE 
142055Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM SCT048 29/18 A2997 RMK AO2 T02850183
KARR 
23nm S 
142052Z 23005KT 7SM CLR 29/19 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP143 T02940189 57014
KRFD 
26nm W 
142054Z 21007KT 10SM FEW041 OVC250 28/19 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP147 T02780194 56011
KPWK 
27nm E 
142052Z 27008KT 10SM BKN055 BKN070 31/18 A2997 RMK AO2 SLP142 T03060178 56011
KORD 
28nm E 
142051Z 22006KT 9SM SCT065 BKN250 30/17 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP138 T03000172 56012
KRPJ 
30nm SW 
142055Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 28/21 A2998 RMK AO2 T02790206
TAF
KDPA 
18nm SE 
141747Z 1418/1518 25007KT 5SM HZ SCT050 SCT250 FM142100 24004KT P6SM FEW050 SCT250 FM150100 VRB03KT P6SM SCT040 BKN250 FM150900 21004KT P6SM VCSH SCT040 BKN250 FM151400 17010KT 6SM SHRA BKN040
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