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Noise Exposure Map Update – Public Hearing 11/28

Tuesday, November 28, 6:00pm – 7:30pm Ramada Plaza Hotel 1090 S. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090 Please join us for the Public Hearing and Open House to learn about the CFR Part 150 Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Update at Chicago Executive Airport. Noise Exposure Maps present current aircraft noise contours and land use, as well as anticipated noise contours and …

Critters vs. the Hurricanes

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana Coast in the summer of 2005, it was then the strongest storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland. It displaced tens of thousands of people and thousands of animals in one fell swoop. Then came Irma last week to claim the top title and that, just a week after Hurricane Harvey had devastated the …

Collings Foundation Aircraft Depart to Rave Reviews

Collings Foundation Aircraft Depart to Rave Reviews By the time the Collings Foundation’s squadron of aircraft departed PWK last week, they’d already made quite the impression on people both on and near the airport. The 2017 visit of the world-famous B-17, B-24, B-25 and P-51 this year drew nearly 3,000 visitors, many who waited in long lines in the hot …

60 Years at PWK and Still Going Strong

Do You Know Lou Wipotnik? There aren’t too many things around PWK that date back to 1957. The old timers still call it Pal-Waukee Airport and will probably never stop. The airport’s original control tower built above hangar 4 in the 60s was torn down years ago and replaced by a more modern structure where controllers keep an eye on things …

Noise Exposure Map Update & Open House

Noise Exposure Map Update Open House Everyone’s invited to the airport’s public information Open House on June 29 to hear the latest updates about the Part 150 Noise Exposure Maps (NEM). The NEMs are used to generate the noise contour levels and establish best land use practices for all the airport’s runways. The FAA requires airports to update these NEMs …

PWK Named Illinois 2017 Reliever Airport of the Year

Chicago Executive Named Reliever Airport of the Year Wheeling IL, May 8, 2017 – The Illinois Department of Transportation last week named Chicago Executive Airport its 2017 Reliever Airport of the Year, confirming the airport’s critical role in the National Airspace System (NAS). Reliever airports were created decades ago in order to draw air traffic away from already congested airline …

LAMP Looks Ahead With Sensible Aviation Weather Elements at Over 1,500 Airports

Most pilots are dedicated aviation weather geeks because, at the least, their lives, and those of their passengers depend on the crew’s current knowledge of what Mother Nature is doing at Chicago Executive Airport, the flight’s destination, and everything between them. To the list of the weather information sources that pilots frequent, the National Weather Service has added LAMP, for …

Avoid Convective Weather With New Aviation Weather Center Forecast

Knowing what Mother Nature has in store is critical for pilots planning a cross-county flight. Generally, this research starts with the big picture, with specific interest in areas of convective activity such as thunderstorms between Chicago Executive Airport and their destination. The Aviation Weather Center has made this big-picture easier to grasp with its TFM Convective Forecast (TCF). The forecast …

Don’t Lead Other Aircraft Astray With Improper ADS-B & Transponder Tests

Apparently technicians conducting ground tests of transponders and ADS-B Out system have not been following all of the recommended procedures because the FAA has received a number of reports that the aircraft being tested has transmitted position information, including a simulated altitude. What makes this situation a problem is that aircraft in flight received this test information, and when the …