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Chicago-Area 99s Help Girl Scouts Earn Airport Activity Badge

Chicago-Area 99s Help Girl Scouts Earn Airport Activity Badge Girls from around Chicagoland expected to attend The Chicago Area 99s, the local chapter of the International Organization of Women Pilots, is teaming up next week with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana for an Aviation Day event on Saturday May 12, 2018. The event happens at Atlantic …

Young Eagles Rally Tomorrow

Young Eagles Rally at Signature Flight Support Tomorrow Don’t miss an opportunity to take an airplane ride for free.

Scholarship Money: To Be Eligible, You Must Apply

Industry Scholarships: To Be Eligible, You MUST Apply CABAA Offers Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Student Support Each year tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money goes unused in the United States … often because graduating high school seniors and some college students either don’t know about these opportunities, or never bother to apply. If you’re a high-school senior …

Executive Airport FBOs Shine

Following close on the news of Hawthorne Global’s new hangar ground breaking, comes a report from Aviation International News magazine that two of the FBOs at PWK were named the best in the Chicagoland area. Signature Flight Support on the east side of the airport near the control tower and Atlantic Aviation on the northwest tip were highlighted. Most who …

Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground Ceremony highlighted first new building on the airport in four years It’s always exciting to see earth-moving equipment and crews in hard hats scurrying around piles of fresh steel because it means new business opportunities for Chicago Executive Airport. Even more exciting though, is knowing all those raw materials were delivered to expand a company that’s already …

Ever Wonder How Much Snow We Move?

Anyone who’s lived through a few Chicagoland winters knows Mother Nature can sometimes fool us into believing that some winters won’t be quite as bad as in years past. And then there are times, like this year, when she throws us a few frigid blasts before late January’s traditional thaw. Even so, by early February we thought spring was only …

Runway Safety Meeting Coming Up

The regular RSAT meeting takes place next Wednesday March 7, 2018 at the airport office located at 1020 South Plant road, Wheeling 60090. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. RSAT’s Purpose: Runway incursions remain a serious concern nationally. One important component of our ongoing efforts to improve ground safety at PWK Airport involves conducting regular Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) meetings. These …

What Increasing Drone Numbers Mean to Airports

In case you missed the news story last week, someone apparently flew a drone over the top of a Frontier Airlines Airbus that was on final approach to Las Vegas McCarren International Airport. As you’ve heard us say here many times, flying drones near an airport is problem enough, but flying one in close proximity to an airplane is simply …