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Mr. Abbott Goes to Tokyo

Mr. Abbott Goes to Tokyo Late in September, Chicago Executive Airport Executive Director, Jamie Abbott, was invited to speak about EMAS, the engineered material arresting system installed on both ends of the airport longest runway 16/34. EMAS is designed to snag an airplane that normally might have run off the end of the runway, possibly spilling on to nearby highways. …

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 …

99s Chicago Aviation Expo IFR/VFR Safety Seminar a Resounding Success

By Madeleine Monaco The Chicago Area Chapter 99s – the international organization of women pilots – ran another successful IFR/VFR Safety Seminar January 30th, drawing just over 300 local pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The 99s have been co-hosting the event at no cost to attendees since the late 70’s. In recent years the seminar’s co-sponsors were the FAA-DuPage FSDO, the FAASTeam …

Long-Time PWK Pilot Announces Retirement From CAP

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Lt. Colonel Lou Wipotnik, a long-time PWK flight instructor and former commander of the Chicago Executive airport squadron last week donated a hand-carved model of a Cessna 172 to the growing office collection of airport Executive Director Jamie Abbott. The donation occurred as Wipotnik announced his retirement from the CAP after 26 years of service, effective …

Drone Course Offers PWK Pilots New Opportunities

From the Editors — Welcome to the first edition of the airport newsletter in a digital form. Our goal is to bring you interesting stories about KPWK on a bi-weekly basis that can be easily read in the format more and more people tell us they want. Best of all, there’s no need for you to keep wondering when they …