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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 …

FAA’s Airport Improvement Money to Fund Runway Updates

The FAA announced last week it had released hundreds of millions of dollars in airport improvement planning (AIP) funds, with Chicago Executive being one of the lucky recipients. In total, the funding comes to about $1.7 million dollars to be used to rehabilitate runway 12/30, as well as to update the accompanying runway lighting. The work is critical to maintain …

Big Welcome to Jet Linx

Jet Linx, said yesterday, Chicago Executive airport is the new home of its 15th U.S. base. The company offers aircraft management and Jet Card membership programs through a focused, personalized approach to private aviation. “We see a great opportunity to offer Chicago the benefits of our unique service model. Local clients will enjoy our guaranteed jet card and aircraft management programs …

Signature Flight Support and the Airport Host the Collings Foundation

Signature Flight Support and the Airport Host the Collings Foundation A big congrats goes to the folks at Signature Flight Support for helping the Collings Foundation base here for a few days last week – Friday until Monday – to offer the community a close look at these vintage WWII aircraft, the B-17, B-24, B-25 & P-51 Mustang. Signature said …

Airport Publishes Request for Sound Insulation Program Manager

Chicago Executive Airport is in the market for a program manager to handle the upcoming residential sound insulation effort. Known officially as an RFQ, or Request for Qualifications, the airport wants to identify the most qualified respondent to handle both the program itself, as well as the installation of soundproofing in qualified residences. Details of the scope and terms of …

Helping the Fire Victims in Prospect Heights

By now, nearly everyone has heard about the huge fire that occurred in the River Trails condominiums on Wednesday afternoon. So intense was the blaze in fact, that 150 fire fighters from 50 surrounding departments answered the call to assist the Prospect Heights Fire Department. In the end, three of the three-story buildings were consumed by the flames. Through some …

WWII Aircraft Return to PWK on July 27

WWII Aircraft Return to PWK on July 27 The Collings Foundation’s WWII aircraft will soon be back at PWK by popular demand. The fleet begins arriving late morning on July 27 and should be available for tours by 2 p.m. each day and wrap up around 5 p.m. This year though, the aircraft will only be staying with us for …