Jetman41 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 24 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1080 times:
A little late but I'm off to Chicago tomorrow and wondered if there are any good photo spots for landings at Midway airport and are the local police as anal as O'Hare?.I'm staying in the city and will be going to Midway on Wednesday morning weather permitting.
Thanks for any advice.
AndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1065 times:
There is a new parking deck overlooking Midway - I've not been up there yet but I've heard it's great for spotting. The park on 63rd and Central is pretty good - I've never been hasseled there. There are a few businesses around the area that offer good views - White Castle, Giordano's, etc. Also over at the Southwest hangars on 55th there is a parking lot with a fence bordering the taxiways, if you're not there for too long the cops don't mind you taking a shot or two.
As for police - as long as you don't do anything stupid like put a ladder up against the fence, you should be OK. When approached - just make it clear that you're an aviation photographer and you're there to take a few aircraft photos. It helps to have an example or two of your work with you. The Midway Special Police are friendly and usually somewhat accommodating. O'Hare cops (especially Bensonville) can be real . . . . difficult.