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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 …

Congressman Schneider Makes PWK First Stop on STEM Tour

Congressman Schneider Makes PWK First Stop on STEM Tour Chicago Executive Airport last weekend hosted Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) and two dozen area high school students for an airport-wide tour that included a visit to the local FAA Airport Traffic Control Tower and Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, one of the airport’s three private terminals or fixed base operators. Students came …

Executive Director Takes the Helm at Airport Association

Executive Director Takes the Helm at Airport Association The Illinois Public Airports Association (IPAA) Monday elected Jamie Abbott as its 2018-19 Chairman. The IPAA promotes the development, construction, maintenance and continued improvement of publicly-owned airports throughout Illinois and the nation. IPAA is also one of the largest such airport organizations in the U.S. The association also functions as a bi-partisan …

Runway Rehab Season is Fast Approaching

Runway Rehab Season is Fast Approaching Keeping all our runways in good operating order 365 days a year is no small challenge. That said, we’ve scheduled some work on the runway surfaces over the next few weeks that you’ll want to pay attention to. We’ve tried to minimize the total closure of any runway of course, but there are a …

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 …