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Let's Fly - Meigs Field

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Hello everyone...

 

I'm back, this time in the windy city.

 

525A Citation CJ2 on final - Meigs Field [KCGX].

 

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N68FF [KCGX] by Grady Evrard, on Flickr

 

525A Citation CJ2 stopover - Meigs Field [KCGX].

 

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Meigs Field by Grady Evrard, on Flickr

 

525A Citation CJ2 - Meigs Field [KCGX].

 

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N68FF [KCGX] by Grady Evrard, on Flickr

 

525A Citation CJ2 sunrise - Meigs Field [KCGX].

 

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N68FF [KCGX] by Grady Evrard, on Flickr

 

525A Citation CJ2 - Chicago Skyline.

 

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N68FF [KCGX] by Grady Evrard, on Flickr

 

525A Citation CJ2 - enroute to [KBUF].

 

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N68FF by Grady Evrard, on Flickr

 

Grady Evrard.

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Great shots!

 

Thank you!

 

One of Aviation's Gems....Gone but NEVER Forgotten.

 

Very true, I often wonder what it would be like today - possibly a small regional base, who knows. Such a shame.

 

Grady Evrard.

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Will it ever get re-opened?

 

Nice shots. I reckon that any simmer familiar with MS flight sims knows where Meigs is and has used it! :cool:

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Really great shots!  I got my license back in 1994 at KUGN and I count myself extremely lucky to have a couple of log book entries for landing at KCGX.  The day Daley tore up that runway, I cried...Thanks for the post! 

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Many thanks for your comments - I will be posting screenshots here more often.

 

Will it ever get re-opened?

 

Nice shots. I reckon that any simmer familiar with MS flight sims knows where Meigs is and has used it! :cool:

 

Thank you. If only, there's a huge lake / stream running through it now - I think it's set to open as a park if it hasn't already. Ah yes, fond memories of being dropped there for a quick takeoff.

 

Really great shots!  I got my license back in 1994 at KUGN and I count myself extremely lucky to have a couple of log book entries for landing at KCGX.  The day Daley tore up that runway, I cried...Thanks for the post! 

 

Thanks Mike. Sitting here rather envious now, I used to follow a site called Friends of Meigs which you might find interesting, unfortunately it's not updated anymore.

 

Grady Evrard.

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Many thanks for your comments - I will be posting screenshots here more often.

 

 

Thank you. If only, there's a huge lake / stream running through it now - I think it's set to open as a park if it hasn't already. Ah yes, fond memories of being dropped there for a quick takeoff.

 

 

Thanks Mike. Sitting here rather envious now, I used to follow a site called Friends of Meigs which you might find interesting, unfortunately it's not updated anymore.

 

Grady Evrard.

Yea, by the time the runway was destroyed by Daley, I was already living in Atlanta and I felt very frustrated and helpless.  I remember this sight and you can see every once in a while there is a little article that expresses a glimmer of hope that the airport will reopen, but I don't think it will ever happen.  Probably why there hasn't been any updates.  I started "playing" flight simulator from the very early days, that fueled a passion to get a license, and once I felt I had my proficiency where it needed to be (cross winds at Meigs could be tricky) I headed south!

 

I made a copy of my log book entry for July 6, 1996, almost 20 years ago and I remember it like yesterday!

 

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WOW Mike...Very Cool :smile: 

Thanks Patrick.  I just noticed too...That flight to Meigs was my last in the Chicago area.  I moved to upstate NY in 98 and my next log entry is from a small airport in Fulton NY.  I went up with an instructor for a check ride and he was amazed that I was flying so well after such a long break.  I attributed that to my time with flight simulator, which I've never stopped using!

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Great looking Chicago skyline....love those!

 

HLJAMES

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Yea, by the time the runway was destroyed by Daley, I was already living in Atlanta and I felt very frustrated and helpless.  I remember this sight and you can see every once in a while there is a little article that expresses a glimmer of hope that the airport will reopen, but I don't think it will ever happen.  Probably why there hasn't been any updates.  I started "playing" flight simulator from the very early days, that fueled a passion to get a license, and once I felt I had my proficiency where it needed to be (cross winds at Meigs could be tricky) I headed south!

 

I made a copy of my log book entry for July 6, 1996, almost 20 years ago and I remember it like yesterday!

 

 

Very very cool Mike, that's a piece of history right there!

 

Great looking Chicago skyline....love those!

 

HLJAMES

 

Thank you :smile:

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