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Introduction to Flight Training

Stick & Rudder is offering an introduction to flight training package. Do you have what it takes to become a pilot? This introductory flying package will allow you to take the first steps in achieving that goal. Please contact the club at 847-249- 5190 for further information.

Eight hours of flight training and instruction – $900

Fuel and insurance included

Club joining fee deferred

Non-refundable, good for a three month period

For Private Pilot training only

Potential students must be at least 15½ years old

Stick & Rudder is the best place around to fly

Stick & Rudder Flying Club is one of the oldest flying clubs in the United States. Located at Waukegan Airport (KUGN), the club has been operating continuously since 1948. We offer outstanding flight training and aircraft rentals to club members at affordable rates.

As a not-for- profit club, we strive to keep our dues, flying rates and instructor fees reasonable. Hourly rates are “wet” meaning gas is included as we maintain our own 10,000 gallon fuel tank and purchase fuel in bulk. Another additional benefit of flying at Stick & Rudder – we carry a $1,000,000 smooth insurance policy which will cover you and any passengers while flying our aircraft. No need to purchase renter’s insurance.

We own our fleet of Cessnas – a 172P model and two 172S models. All the 172s are IFR equipped and the S models have Garmin GTN 650 IFR GPS units. Our clubhouse and hangar facility offer a comfortable place for ground instruction and an ideal setting to spend time talking and “hangar flying” with other member pilots. Our experienced instructors are always available to offer advice and assistance for student and seasoned pilots alike. The clubhouse is wi-fi equipped and we host many social events throughout the year including holiday parties, poker runs, an annual summer picnic and spot landing contest as well as other get- togethers and impromptu barbecues.

Join today and be part of our flying community

Call our club manager, Ken Serzynski at (847) 249-5190, or send us your questions and get further information on membership and flying rates.

Better yet, stop by and get a feel for who we are!


WLS-890 Interview

Listen to an interview of a S&R member talking about the club, as heard on WLS-890 radio