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What Is The Future Of Meigs Field?  
User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6720 times:

Does anybody know where I can find some current pics of Meigs Field?

Is there any possiility of reactivating the field or is it going to remain a park forever ???


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6702 times:
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Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
Is there any possiility of reactivating the field or is it going to remain a park forever ???

Sadly, I think it's going to remain a park forever.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again....the Seaplane Pilot's Association should open a seaplane base immediately adjacent to Meigs and use it like crazy. Perhaps an enterprising individual could buy some Grumman Mallards and re-introduce service to the downtown area.

In addition, they should hold a huge seaplane fly-in at least once a year, just to spite Dick.  yes 


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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2763 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6616 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
Sadly, I think it's going to remain a park forever

Or city growth might start in on the park.

I would like to see this reopened though  Sad

-Matt



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User currently offline787EWR From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
Does anybody know where I can find some current pics of Meigs Field?

I just pulled this off of Google Earth. I don't know if you can blow it up, but there are still planes on the field. I don't know what date this image was created.



Big version: Width: 792 Height: 655 File size: 99kb


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

Quoting 787EWR (Reply 3):
I don't know what date this image was created.

It still shows Soldier Field under reconstruction, so I am going to say this shot is at least 3 years old.
From my understanding, all concrete has been removed, no chance of it EVER returning to use an airport.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6505 times:
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Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
Does anybody know where I can find some current pics of Meigs Field?

Here's one:



Full-res shot HERE.


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User currently offlineCygnusChicago From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6472 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 4):
all concrete has been removed, no chance of it EVER returning to use an airport

Yes, took a stroll out there a few weekends ago. There is nothing really left, other than the terminal building. The Island is going to be part of the Olympic festivities, so it's future as a park is sealed (unless of course, Chicago doesn't get 2016).



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User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1446 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6321 times:

There have been various concerts there during the summer, I think it was last year that I was this close to seeing O.A.R. there. Looking at the pics in 2H4's post, anybody know where the bands setup. That would have to be a cool place to see a show, probably much better than the hellhole in Tinley Park. But I'd much rather see Meigs back there though. On my intro flight lesson (summer of 2000) out of Palwaukee, we got to do a low pass over CGX and it was amazing!


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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6283 times:

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 7):
Looking at the pics in 2H4's post, anybody know where the bands setup.

Probably in that big amphitheater on the right side of the frame.


User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2689 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6237 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 4):
It still shows Soldier Field under reconstruction, so I am going to say this shot is at least 3 years old.

Since I was the Landscape Architect for Soldier Field, I can accurately say that Google's image was taken Summer 2002.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6203 times:

Quoting 787EWR (Reply 3):
I just pulled this off of Google Earth. I don't know if you can blow it up, but there are still planes on the field. I don't know what date this image was created.

Most images on Google Earth are several years old... backed up by......

Quoting United787 (Reply 9):


Since I was the Landscape Architect for Soldier Field, I can accurately say that Google's image was taken Summer 2002.

The picture of my Mom and Dads house is from 2002 as well



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6143 times:

I think it's going to remain a park forever.

Yep, a.netters better get use to it.

Richard M. Daley just sworn in again for the 100th time as mayor. Big grin




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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5488 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Mayor Daley is a sh!theel, a liar, and is (of greatest consequence) a person of no honor.


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User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

That guy ranks right up there with people I would love to see eat a spoon full of dog crap. You are what you eat so I guess it would be fitting. There was no reason to kill that airport.


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User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1199 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6043 times:
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I'm afraid you Meigs Field enthusiasts have to face reality. Look what happened to our favourite airport:

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Photo © Anders Presterud



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 1):
I've said it before, and I'll say it again....the Seaplane Pilot's Association should open a seaplane base immediately adjacent to Meigs and use it like crazy.

There are still seaplane operations conducted here, both at the east end and more visibly the west end (bottom of pic)


Scooter  weeping 



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21510 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6018 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 13):
There was no reason to kill that airport.

There was a legitimate reason to close it - Daley wanted to build the park. I may not agree with the reason, but it was legitimate.

The way in which it was done, however, was completely illegitimate, cowardly, and wrong.

It seems bad of me to wish this, but I really hope that some 172 has an engine failure while flying along the lakefront and has to make an emergency landing in the park (it would be a very good place for one).

-Mir



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User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6008 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 12):
Mayor Daley is a sh!theel, a liar, and is (of greatest consequence) a person of no honor.



Quoting N710PS (Reply 13):
That guy ranks right up there with people I would love to see eat a spoon full of dog crap. You are what you eat so I guess it would be fitting. There was no reason to kill that airport.

I voted for him.


User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6006 times:

Quoting CHI787ORD (Reply 16):

Blood on your hands not mine.



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User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5945 times:

Why did all MS flight sim flights start at Meigs Field by default?
Even in later versions that included the B747 for example, it would still start at Meigs although you'd never make it out of there with a 747.


User currently offlineCygnusChicago From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 13):
That guy ranks right up there with people I would love to see eat a spoon full of dog crap.

While I find the closure of Meigs sad, I think Daley has done good for the city, and that is seen by the overwhelming support in his relection.

Yes, he is basically a dictator, but sometimes that's what's needed in a democracy ruined by "special interest" groups.

Thing we wouldn't have without Daley in Chicago:

1) Boeing's HQ
2) Millenium Park (yea, I know many of his buddies got rich, but still, we have a huge lakefront asset now)
3) O'Hare Modernisation Plan
4) USOC 2016 Bid City
5) Numerous parks and greenspaces, making Chicago one of the most beautiful cities in the US



If you cannot do the math, your opinion means squat!
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5794 times:

Thread Opener's questions asked/answered.

Thread has gone from Meigs Field to Mayor Daley.



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