Csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
Palwaukee Municipal Airport in Wheeling, IL is getting a new name. It was announced yesterday that in October the airport will be renamed Chicago Executive Airport. I cannot find a link to this, other than a brief "flash" on Palwaukee's website (http://www.palwaukee.org/). In the news story that I heard on local radio (WGN 720AM) they mentioned that the name change was to help promote Palwaukee as a viable alternative airport for corp/biz jets.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7785 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1629 times:
Quoting Csturdiv (Thread starter): name change was to help promote Palwaukee as a viable alternative airport for corp/biz jets.
Huh????? When I still lived in Wheeling as a kid (86-91), the place was already buzzing with bizjets, and that was before they extended the main runway and redirected Wolf and Hintz Roads.
PWK, DPA, and to some degree GYY are the only GA relivers in Chicagoland that are reasonably close to downtown. And PWK has to advantage of being close to all the corporate office parks in northern Cook and southern Lake counites.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1598 times:
I know, I work in Riverwoods and see the flow of bizjets in and out of there. It is already busy, but I guess they still have room. My first flight lesson out there always holds a special memory...taking off before us was a Mustang P51 and when we landed, we held for traffic, which was a little stream of bizjets. That is about as close to a G IV that I'll ever get...other than in FS9.