iFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 416 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3711 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?
trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4273 posts, RR: 14 Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3496 times:
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!
trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4273 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
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!