Stick & Rudder Flying Club

Waukegan National Airport (KUGN)
Waukegan, IL 60087
Phone: 847-249-5190

Club Facilities

  • Clubhouse
  • Restrooms
  • Online Flight Scheduler
  • AOPA Network Club
  • Primary Flight Instruction


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 IFR GPS capabilities. 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.

Type of Flying Available

  • IFR
  • VFR
  • Local
  • Cross Country


Club Details

  • Organization Type: Not-for-Profit
  • Average Membership Size: 100
  • Average number of Aircraft: 3
  • Memberships Currently Available: Yes

Club Contacts

  • Kenneth Serzynski (General Manager)
  • 847-249-5190 (Phone)
  • Susan Hillman (President)