Marcus
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C-17 At ORD

Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:23 pm

Yesterday at about 5:25PM I saw a gorgeous C-17 taking off from O'Hare....does anyone know any details about this?...is this airport dual use?
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RE: C-17 At ORD

Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:14 pm

There is a TFR out for Thursday afternoon over Chicago, carrying the standard Secret Service verbiage. Presumably a visit from POTUS, and the C-17 was bringing in equipment (limos, etc) for the visit.
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RE: C-17 At ORD

Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:32 am

Quoting marcus (Thread starter):
does anyone know any details about this?...is this airport dual use?

Rahm Emanuel's moving truck.  The military can use most any airport it wants too. I can't think of any restrictions in the US that prohibit military flights.

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RE: C-17 At ORD

Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:21 am

Quoting marcus (Thread starter):
Yesterday at about 5:25PM I saw a gorgeous C-17 taking off from O'Hare....does anyone know any details about this?...is this airport dual use?

There use to be an Illinois Air National Guard squadron that had KC-135's based at ORD. I'm not sure whether they're still there, but I assume so?
 
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RE: C-17 At ORD

Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:52 am

Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 3):
There use to be an Illinois Air National Guard squadron that had KC-135's based at ORD. I'm not sure whether they're still there, but I assume so?

No, they moved to Scott AFB about 10 years ago.
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RE: C-17 At ORD

Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:21 am

Saw another C-17 today also.
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