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55LL Sky Soaring Airport
Union, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 15 JULY 2021

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 630-587-3668
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Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
DPAr334/17.4DUPAGE VOR/DME108.4002E
OBKr263/25.2NORTHBROOK VOR/DME113.0002W
RFDr097/30.9ROCKFORD VOR/DME110.8001E
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: 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.
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 24-Jul-2021
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight05:0810:08
Sunrise05:4010:40
Sunset20:2101:21
Evening civil twilight20:5301:53

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  24-Jul-2021 11:44:15
Local (UTC-5)  24-Jul-2021 06:44:15
 
METAR
KDKB 
16nm SW 
241135Z AUTO 22004KT 1SM BR BKN065 21/21 A2998 RMK AO2 T02110211
KDPA 
18nm SE 
241052Z 21007KT 3SM BR CLR 23/21 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP133 T02280211
K06C 
21nm SE 
241135Z AUTO 00000KT 4SM CLR 23/22 A2996 RMK AO2 T02320217
KARR 
23nm S 
241052Z AUTO 20005KT 4SM BR CLR 22/21 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP135 T02220211
KRFD 
26nm W 
241054Z 20004KT 4SM HZ SCT250 23/21 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP134 T02330206
KPWK 
27nm E 
241052Z AUTO 21008KT 4SM BR CLR 24/22 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP134 T02440222
KORD 
28nm E 
241051Z 21009KT 5SM BR CLR 24/22 A2994 RMK AO2 SLP132 T02390217 $
KRPJ 
30nm SW 
241135Z AUTO 00000KT 1 1/2SM BR BKN070 21/21 A2997 RMK AO2 T02100210 TSNO
TAF
KDPA 
18nm SE 
240854Z 2409/2506 20006KT 4SM HZ SCT045 SCT250 FM241400 23012G22KT P6SM BKN050 BKN200 FM242100 24012G23KT P6SM VCTS BKN045CB TEMPO 2421/2424 32020G35KT 3SM TSRA OVC035CB FM250000 25006KT P6SM FEW030 BKN045
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