Why Us

Leading Edge Flying Club has earned a reputation for being one of the most exciting flight clubs in Chicagoland. We enjoy monthly aviation breakfast meetings and during the summer months, our “Dog Day Afternoon” hot dog socials provide plenty of opportunity to log “hangar flying” hours.¬† Most of all, it comes down to Great Planes; Great People!

Our membership of nearly 100 boasts the presence of novice pilots, airline captains, high-time pilots, aviation enthusiasts, military veterans and a line-up of top flight instructors including 3 FAA Designated Pilot Examiners.

Through a deal with Aviation Universe, we are proud to offer our members 10% off most items in the shop (excluding electronics) and 20% off FAA charts. Gary Jet Center has graciously offered a $.15/gallon discount on 100LL, and Cardinal Aircraft Services has given us a 5% discount on avgas. We also give our members exclusive access to some of our CFI members’ personal training resources such as lesson plans and tips.

Members are commonly found flying our simulator, prepping for a flight, or snacking at the “L’Edge” clubhouse located on the second floor of our community hangar.

Interested in Joining?

If you’d like to join us, please fill out an application. ¬†Once you’re approved by our board, you’ll become a member, pending the following requirements:

  • One-time fee of $90,
  • Annual Dues – $420 (Option to pay monthly @$40/month),
  • While our planes are covered by insurance, all members are required to have “renters” insurance,
  • Paperwork, including Application.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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