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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Since that moronic jackass Daley had Meigs ripped to shreads as he did, and the AOPA fighting to do somthing about it, I am curious..

1.) What is the current apperance of Meigs? Any newer air-to-ground shots??

2.) What is the status of the AOPA's fight?

3.) Who, in your eyes, has first rights to beat the hell out of Daley for what he did??

Chris

(Edited to change ALPA to AOPA..Thanks JAL777)

[Edited 2003-10-18 04:08:37]


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User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

ALPA?

I think you mean the AOPA. Why would ALPA get involved? It's not their realm.


User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

The Meigs fight seems all but dead. AOPA tried fighting it in court and lost. Last I heard it was just sitting there. I flew in there one month before it happened in a 172. I am so glad I did now. http://www.aopa.org should have more info

DALEY SUCKS



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User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

AOPA dropped their legal claims, as the judge warned that if they lost, AOPA would have to pay Chicago's legal fees and he (the judge) said the chances of AOPA winning were nonexistent...  Sad


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User currently offlineAlitaliaORD From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

i dont know whats left of the runway, the x's might still be there im not 100% on that. Also in Chicago, as much as it hurts, its not really called Meigs Field anymore...its called Northerly Island.


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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

flew over it(on appr to ord 27L) this past summer and it looked like there were big piles of concrete,or something on the runway


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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

the last pictures i saw there were holes in the entire length of the runway and they were using part of the airport for car parking. i hope that asshole pays for this!


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User currently offlineIndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

i hope that asshole pays for this!

How dare he!  Wow! Oh the horror - MS Flight Simulator will never be the same!

[Edited 2003-10-18 06:33:20]

User currently offlineNCLusa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

This is something I've not expressed too many times, but god bless Mayor Daley!

If you will remember correctly, the city of Chicago adopted the plans drawn up by Daniel Burnham long ago which called for the entire lakefront area to be made accessible to the PEOPLE in the form of public parks and the like (a small airstrip allowing suburbanites to commute via cessna definitely was not on the drawing board). Of course, Daley did agree with the State of Illinois that the airstrip would be turned over to the city to be turned into said park in 2007, I believe, but then again, never underestimate the power of the great Chicago Democratic political machine. Ah, the very same people which seem to be lamenting the death of concorde are all up in a furore over the loss of Meigs, but then how democratic is either? i digress...... thank you for your time


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

NCL, it's not the closure of Meigs per se but the way in which it happened.
Also, the closure of Meigs goes against several agreements reached between the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and the federal government (plus FAA and AOPA) about aviation in the area.

The eventual demise of Meigs was inevitable, the ground is just too easy to sell for office blocks (noone in his right mind believes it will become a park or remain so for long if it does).



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User currently offlineWNfan From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Northerly Island will be a park. I guarantee it. Daley loves parks and flowers and he desperately wants to have a park on the site where Meigs Field is/was.

As for Burnham's lakefront idea and plan, the grand bulk of his dream has been realized and maintained. The two primary exceptions are McCormick Place and the new Soldier Field, both of which are unfortunate aberrations to the idea of lakefront parks along the shoreline between the city limits.

I miss CGX and wish I had flown into or out of it. But the city will make a delightful park there and I'm looking forward to using it myself.


User currently offlineUPSfueler From United States of America, joined May 2003, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

I give it a few months before the new "PARK" becomes a zoo. Those of you who live in the Chicago area know what I mean.

User currently offlineUAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2148 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

Yeah I hear ya. Just take a look at Chicago's other parks. If one didn't know better, he would think he was visiting the Primate Exhibit at Lincoln Park Zoo....

User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1593 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Last I checked this was the United States. We are in a democracy. How is it then that the evil dictator of Chicago can order this airport destroyed?

I have flown into this airport myself. It was a great flight from Toledo to Meigs. You could get downtown fast, have some dinner. Spend some of your money in the windy city and be back home in all in a short time. But the evil dictator took that away from us. I guess he doesn't really want people to spend their money in Chicago.

If I'm not mistaken, Isn't the whole south shoreline of Chicago already some sort of park?



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User currently offlineJason McDowell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2516 times:


I'm putting my money where my mouth is and have been refusing to spend money in Chicago in any way, shape, or form. Hope the rest of the pro-Meigs crowd is doing the same...



-JM




User currently offlineRoastedNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Yeah I hear ya. Just take a look at Chicago's other parks. If one didn't know better, he would think he was visiting the Primate Exhibit at Lincoln Park Zoo....

Funny, didn't know they had monkeys at the other Chicago Parks. Or is that some sort of hidden racial slur?



User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Why isn't President Bush or the FAA doing anything about this?

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4106 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

I read this in horror. on ms flight simulator i fly in and out of it all of the time
Sam Sad



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

I don't think it was very "hidden" Roasted.
Unbelievably distasteful.



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
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I miss CGX and wish I had flown into or out of it. But the city will make a delightful park there and I'm looking forward to using it myself.

Yeah what if they had the airport and a park, what will you do then?



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User currently offlineOps48 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

FAR's 157.3 and 157.5 require 90 days notice before deactivating an airport or commencing any work on the takeoff areas. AOPA requested and got a Part 157 complaint investigation into Daley's actions, but as of August the complaint was languishing in the FAA legal department.

AOPA tried to get language inserted into the FAA Reauthorization Bill to fine airport sponsors $10,000 a day for a closure without the proper notice.

The rules are in place to prevent this from happening, but rules without enforcement are useless.



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