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Chicago Executive Airport has issued a Request for Qualifications from qualified firms to provide the airport with public relations services

Chicago Executive Airport has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firms to provide the airport with public relations services.  A detailed RFQ is available at https://www.chiexec.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/1ChicagoExecutiveAirportRFQforPRServices20190311-002.pdf.  Submissions are due at the Office of the Executive Director, Chicago Executive Airport, 1020 S. Plant Road, Wheeling, Illinois, 60090 before 4:00 p.m., Monday April 1, 2019.  They may be delivered by …

Airport Historian Becomes Part of the Limelight

A fascinating new book takes an in-depth look at Chicagoland’s rich aviation heritage. The 450-page, Aviation Chicago Timeline will officially be launched on Sunday November 18 in a local book-signing ceremony at the Chicago Executive Airport on the northeast side of the field. The Open House and signing run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. local time. at the airport …

Drones Remain a Threat to Aircraft

Drone operators who claim their small machines represent no threat to manned aircraft are just plain wrong according to research recently released by the University of Dayton. In a test designed to mimic a midair collision at 238 miles per hour, researchers in UDRI’s Impact Physics group launched a 2.1-pound DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter at the wing of a Mooney M20 aircraft. …

Airport’s Master Plan Phase III Begins

NEXT PHASE OF MASTER PLAN BEGINS      Stakeholder Outreach Key Component Chicago Executive Airport is updating its more than 30-year-old Airport Master Plan, which the FAA mandates be updated regularly. The Master Plan Update process is guided by the FAA and ultimately results in projections of future aviation activity growth and preparation of an Airport Layout Plan (ALP). The Master Plan …

FAA Cracking Down on Some Drone Operators

The FAA said it has had enough of drone operators who don’t seem smart enough to remain clear of locations where their aircraft might interfere with wildfire containment crews, law enforcement efforts, or other first responders, like medical flights. The agency said last week that violators are now more likely to face serious civil penalties, even first-time offenders. Deterring interference …