Chapter 790

Lake In The Hills Airport (3CK), Lake In The Hills IL.


Welcome to the website of the Lake in the Hills chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association 


Our Next Event - Chapter Fly-out To Mount Hawley - Saturday, April 21

With a little bit of luck weather-wise we will start the season of fly-outs every third Saturday morning by flying to Mount Hawley Aux field NNE of Peoria on April 21st.

Mount Hawley identifier is 3MY, it has a runway 18-36 with 4000’ of good asphalt, and it is situated just inside the Class C ring of Peoria.  Distance from Lake in the Hills is 103 NM.

The attraction there is Firehouse Pizza just 0.3 miles from the airport, they open at 11 AM on Saturdays, so let us plan to arrive at 3MY at about 10:30 AM, that should give us enough time to get the airplanes squared away and walk to the place. For the last 1/3 of the route you could follow the Illinois River and do a bit of sightseeing.

The FBO is Mt. Hawley Airport; 100LL price is presently $ 4.50 –  do plan to buy some fuel there.

Ole Sindberg is the coordinator for this event. Please call or email him if you are planning to come, or need a ride, or have extra seats. This is of some importance if we want to sit together. His contact # is 847 639-5408 or cell 847 826-1935 or

If weather is a problem,  we will meet at the Colonial Restaurant in Crystal Lake at 9:30 AM; If you have indicated that you a coming, Ole will call you in event of cancellation. (or you can call his cell) 


2018 Youth In Aviation Scholarship Awarded to Maxwell Hagberg

Maxwell Hagberg is our $1,000 Scholarship Winner. Max was chosen from a list of five excellent candidates through a blind system of 2 votes for first choice and 1 vote for second choice by our Board members. (Paul’s idea and it worked out very well). Max is a member of CAP and has shown school leadership as well as currently taking Flight Instruction at Blue Skies. Max is pursuing a career in Aviation Flying. The Scholarship funds have been paid directly to the Flight Training facility Max has chosen. These scholarships are funded by our annual Pancake Breakfast. CONGRATULATIONS MAX!


News You Can Use

Do you ever wonder if you ADS-B unit's performance is up to snuff? If you would like to verify that your ADS-B installation is working correctly, you can obtain a free performance report on your ADS-B signal from the following website:

Tom LeGates  3/6/18

On our monthly fly-out in November to Watertown, WI, we discovered the Perkins restaurant adjacent to the airport is closed. There is a nice restaurant called 'The Spot' which is about 1 mile north on RT 26. In nice weather a nice walk from the airport, or use the crew car if available.

Tom LeGates  11/27/17

From Ole 6/20/2017......

I flew to Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport today with George Haupt and George Roby.

The FBO there now charges a $ 10 parking fee, - they call it Ramp Fee – this is new, never did that before.  The fee is waived if you buy at least 10 gallons of fuel.  Present price is 4.28 per gallon.



Recent Chapter Activities

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Contact Us

  • Chapter President:  Paul Ranieri
  • Phone:  (847) 997-0135
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