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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 492 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

With the upcoming NATO summit I know that there will be a lot of foreign ambassadors and government leaders in Chicago, but I've been wondering, will all their planes be at O'hare? And is the Air Force planning on stationing F-15/16s at GYY, PWK or MDW?


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Thread starter):
And is the Air Force planning on stationing F-15/16s at GYY, PWK or MDW?

There are already Wisconsin ANG F-16s in Madison. They can close a 100 mile gap pretty quickly so I kind of doubt that it's worth the expense to move the planes.



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User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3868 times:
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Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
There are already Wisconsin ANG F-16s in Madison. They can close a 100 mile gap pretty quickly so I kind of doubt that it's worth the expense to move the planes.

You can't be serious! Wisconsin ANG unit guarding Illinois! They would be rolling in their graves in Springfield! Actually why do we still have a F16 unit in Springfield, besides the fact that Illinois politicos are great at bringing the bacon home! Oops thats also why the summit is in Illinois!


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Quoting trex8 (Reply 2):
Actually why do we still have a F16 unit in Springfield,

We don't. It's just maintenance now I think. The only actual planes the Illinois ANG has left I believe are the KC-135s in Chicago and C-130s in Peoria.



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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 492 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3846 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 3):

There are no more ANG planes left in Chicago, that I'm certain of. Peoria does have C-130s but I'm not sure about the F-16s

And wouldn't it still be "safer" to have jets in the area?



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User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3834 times:
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Quoting BMI727 (Reply 3):
We don't. It's just maintenance now I think. The only actual planes the Illinois ANG has left I believe are the KC-135s in Chicago and C-130s in Peoria.

I haven't seen a KC135 at ORD for a decade or more but you're right they only do mx at Springfield now!


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 4):
There are no more ANG planes left in Chicago, that I'm certain of.

The tankers have moved to Scott AFB.

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 4):
And wouldn't it still be "safer" to have jets in the area?

Not at all. You can't just move a few planes and all of their crews (not just pilots) and weapons some other airport for just a few days without having it be a big pain in the butt.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12171 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

There are A-10s in Indiana and Michigan, and F-16s in Ohio and Iowa.

User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3706 times:
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Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
Not at all. You can't just move a few planes and all of their crews (not just pilots) and weapons some other airport for just a few days without having it be a big pain in the butt.

But they deploy planes for exercises overseas all the time, this would be just a "little" deployment!


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

Quoting trex8 (Reply 8):
But they deploy planes for exercises overseas all the time, this would be just a "little" deployment!

It would be "little" so why do it? There's very little to be gained by moving the planes 100 miles to a much busier airport.



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