Sky Soaring airport is located in the beautiful Hampshire countryside 45 minutes northwest of Chicago. Take the Northwest Tollway (190) west from Chicago to Rt. 20 Marengo. Go west on Rt. 20 for 1/4 mile our driveway is on the right. See map and directions.
Field office: 847-683-7627
Email: Info@skysoaring.com
Sky Soaring flys from April 1 through November 15 (weather permitting) on Saturdays, Sundays and many weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call the field office before leaving home.
Our glider club owns and operates a diverse fleet of 8 aircraft comprised of two tow planes and six gliders. Sky Soaring is unique in that there are no ‘rental’ fees to use club aircraft.
Cessna L-19 Bird Dog
The club’s primary tow plane is a Cessna L-19 Bird Dog. The Bird Dog has been a fixture of the club for more than 30 years after serving as a liaison aircraft in the US military.
Cessna 150 Commuter
The club’s secondary tow plane is a 180 horsepower C-150 Commuter. The Cessna 150 was purchased in 2010 and serves as the backup towplane on busy days.
LET L-23 Super Blanik
The club owns one Super Blanik. The Super Blanik originated in Czechoslovakia and is the club’s work horse for secondary training. The L-23 is stressed for mild aerobatics making it ideal for spin training. Additionally, the aircraft offers a maximum glide ratio of 28:1 making it a good trainer for cross country soaring.
Schweizer SGS 2-33
The club owns two Schweizer SGS 2-33s. The 2-33s serve as the club’s primary trainers and are legendary for their docile flying characteristics and sturdy construction.
PZL-Swidnik PW-5 Smyk
The club’s most recent fleet addition is the PW-5. The PW-5 glider is a winner of the World Class Glider Competition, organized by Federation Aeronautique International (FAI). The competition requirements were simple: Safe Design coupled with Good Performance. The PW-5 offers a glide ratio of 32:1 enabling members to take advantage of cross country or competition flying.
Schweizer SGS 1-26
The Schweizer 1-26 is a very popular American glider built from 1954 to 1979. Its docile flight characteristics make it ideal for solo students transitioning from the 2-33, while its agility and low stall speed allow it to circle tightly in the core of thermals.
Schweizer SGS 1-34
The Schweizer 1-34 offers a performance benefits over the 1-26 while retaining its docile flying characteristics. The 1-34 offers a glider ratio of 32:1 and is an ideal aircraft to complete badge and cross country flights.