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Runway Construction Season Ends

It’s Been a Long, Hot Construction Summer The principal construction for the Runway 16/34 Rehabilitation Project has been completed and all runways and taxiways are open again. While the trucks have all pretty much disappeared, there are still a few items not quite back to normal that everyone needs to know about. Outstanding The FAA requires a flight check before …

Life Inside Fence

Life Inside the Fence Despite the tall steel security fences that seem ready to halt people from any angle they might approach the airport, we actually organize quite a few events, many of which you don’t need to be a pilot to attend. Take a look at what’s coming up, as well as a few of the happenings you might …

An Old Friend Heads West

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own, E. Allan Englehardt, a past Chairman of the Airport Board of Directors. Al died yesterday in Lake Bluff at the age of 69. In addition to the years Al served on the airport board, he was, of course, a retired United Airlines pilot having flown his …

Summer Runway Closures Detailed

About a month from now, during the first week of June, PWK will become a beehive of construction activity. Some 14 years after runway 16/34 was completely reconstructed, recent condition surveys tell us it’s time to resurface the runway again. Annoying as the inconvenience of runway construction disruptions might be, the thought of a piece of pavement crumbling beneath an aircraft is …

A Week of Great Airport Events

JetSmarter Party at Hangar 11 In case you missed some of the action this past week, both airport people and a number of star-like visitors gathered around the airport to learn about. Last Friday night, hangar 11 became the center of attention for dozens of people cheering on the launch of JetSmarter. The night was highlighted by a visit from comedian …

Live ATC.Net: An Eye-Opening Experience for the Ear

 Over the past few months, many of you have been wondering about the icon marked “Live ATC.Net.” To be quite frank, that button’s only important if you’re a true airplane geek because it opens the door to hours of listening to the communications between air traffic controllers and pilots.

Airport Considers Noise Abatement Procedure

  Just ahead of next week’s quarterly airport noise committee meeting – March 9 at 6:30 pm – Executive Director Jamie Abbott is asking users for comments about a potential noise abatement procedure the airport is considering. The airport may ask for the procedure to be tested at night for a six-month trial period, to obtain public input on the …

Could You Be the Next Chairman of the Airport Board?

With last week’s departure of Airport Board Chairman Bob McKenzie, Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris along with Prospect Hts. Mayor Nick Helmer have wasted no time initiating a search for the right person to serve as the new Chairman. The right person need not be a resident of either Wheeling or Prospect Hts., but qualified candidates from either municipality are encouraged …