Looking for C172 rentals in Chicago

sparticusflt

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I live in downtown Chicago, and I am currently looking for a good place to rent any sort of singles. Preferebly 172's. If anyone knows anything about the area I would appreciate it. From DPA or PWK. Thanks
 

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At Midway - try Aviation Professionals

5300 or 5320 W. 63rd Street
(773) 284-5867
 

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Thanks guys. Do you happen to know how much they are charging? I can't get over how expensive GA has gotten over the past few years. Talked to one place and they were charging 115 for an old model 172. I just about fell over. Thanks again for your help
 

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Yes, GA flying has become very expensive and it is only going to get worse as insurance is going up for everyone. I, unfortunately do not have their current prices, but, I would venture to guess around $100.00.

As far as getting checked out again, well, who knows what the FAA is making them do now. But, if your current and have been checked out before - I'm sure it will be nothing more than, literally "up around the patch."

I was lucky enough today to go up in a Mooney with a friend of mine - it sure was fun! Makes me want to go out and buy one... if my "real" flying job was stable I would.
 

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172s at PWK

Sparticus:

I am finishing up my Private license at PWK, and am flying at Windy City Flyers (www.windycityflyers.com). It is a flight club, and they have old and new 172s, Warriors, a Seminole, a couple of Cirrus', and just took in a 152. the newer 172s rent out for $115/tach hour, and the older 172s rent out for $92/tach hour. I would say that comes out to ~$90 and ~$70 per hobbs on the 172s, respectively. I think the 152 is something like $65/tach hour. I don't know if the above numbers are exact, but they are posted on the web site in either case.

You need to join the club ($495), and pay $33/month in dues. The upside is you can take the planes overnight or for the weekend, the maintenence seems good, the planes are safe, and the people are nice. I don't know how that compares to other places at DPA and PWK, but I assume it's pretty competitive?

Good luck and have fun. Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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sparticusflt said:
I live in downtown Chicago, and I am currently looking for a good place to rent any sort of singles. Preferebly 172's. If anyone knows anything about the area I would appreciate it. From DPA or PWK. Thanks
I think your best bet is Northwest Aviation (06C),out of schaumburg,just west of O'hare.
I think that they are very reasonable and no control tower so you don't waste much time on the ground,they have new and old C-172,and the price range I think between $68 to somewhere in the higher $80's for the new one's.Man I feel like a salesman now. I better stop. their Phone#847-985-9777.and I don't work for them. ;)
 

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Try Stick & Rudder in UGN!
Before moving to CA I was a member & instructor there...
It's by far the most reasonable place to rent around the city.
   (3)    152 $46.40
    (10)   172 $58.40
     (3)    172RG $66.80
     (1)    182RG $79.00
     (1)    Seneca I $104.65 Twin (dual only add $28/hour)

Commute: (non rush hour) UGN from Wicker Park >1:15
http://www.enteract.com/~srudder/

good luck!

Cheers
George
 

sparticusflt

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Thanks everyone for the info. I appreciate it. I'm gonna look into all those places. Spring is finally in Chicago and I feel like flying a single for fun. To bad Meigs doesn't have anything, of course it would be around 200 an hour for a 172. I think I have narrowed it down to 3 places. One in Clow and Schaumburg, and 1 in Dupage. I work in and out of MDW and think that it could get expensive sitting in line on the ground. Thanks again.
 

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Glad to hear you narrowed your decision down, however, ground holds at Midway are limited - small airplanes usually takeoff from 31L, 22R, or 4L and rarely are affected by other traffic. Personally, I've experienced longer lines at smaller airports especially on beautiful, sunshining days.
 
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