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55LL Sky Soaring Airport
Union, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 26 JANUARY 2023

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 -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving 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 630-587-3668
  • 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
JVLr130/35.8JANESVILLE VOR/DME114.3003E
JOTr345/37.5JOLIET VOR/DME112.3002E

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 847-426-1860
LARRY KASE PHONE

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 23
Single engine airplanes: 3
Gliders airplanes: 20
    

Additional Remarks

GLIDER ACTIVITY ON ARPT.
ALL TFC PATTERNS ON S SIDE OF ARPT ARE FOR NOISE ABATEMENT.
FOR CD CTC CHICAGO APCH AT 847-289-0926.

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 04-Feb-2023
 Local
(UTC-6)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:3612:36
Sunrise07:0513:05
Sunset17:1123:11
Evening civil twilight17:4123:41

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  04-Feb-2023 23:14:07
Local (UTC-6)  04-Feb-2023 17:14:07
 
METAR
KDKB 
16nm SW 
042255Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM CLR 00/M02 A2993 RMK AO2 T00011020
KDPA 
18nm SE 
042252Z 19008KT 10SM CLR 04/M03 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP143 T00391028
K06C 
21nm SE 
042255Z AUTO 20005KT 10SM CLR 04/00 A2993 RMK AO2 T00391005
KARR 
23nm S 
042252Z 17008KT 9SM CLR 04/M02 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP145 T00391022
KRFD 
26nm W 
042254Z 18007KT 10SM OVC250 02/M03 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP148 T00221033
KPWK 
27nm E 
042252Z 20006KT 10SM CLR 05/M03 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP147 T00501033
KORD 
28nm E 
042251Z 20010G18KT 10SM BKN250 06/M03 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP143 T00561028 $
KRPJ 
30nm SW 
042255Z AUTO 17004KT 10SM CLR M01/M02 A2992 RMK AO2 T10061016 TSNO
TAF
KDPA 
18nm SE 
042043Z 0421/0518 21015G24KT P6SM SCT200 FM050100 21013G21KT P6SM BKN200 WS015/23050KT FM051100 23012G20KT P6SM BKN020
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