Ok, Ive been thinking of doing this for some time now because I has so many questions about MDW, the community that surrounds it and the operation of it as an airport.
Im an air traffic controller in Waco Tx, grew up in Kansas City and have flown through MDW many times. I have always wanted to work a busy tower and have been thinking about putting in for a transfer to the tower at MDW.
I have been reading the ATA posts on other topics and it seems there are some very informed people out there, so here goes. Get ready, Ive got a lot of questions.
First off, tell me about the community that surrounds MDW? Would I want to live there? Im a 30yr old white guy, single and can probably afford to live in a decent area. But I am a tight wad at heart and hate to spend money on rent. Keeping the tight wad factor in mind I have been looking at Oak Park on the internet and it seems a little pricey. But I imagine a single guy, who wants a place that is close to work, between MDW and ORD or downtown could find something good and quiet for $750 a month?
---If you work at MDW let me know that part of town you live in, what the community is like, the cost of living and what the commute is like.---
I would imagine this is my biggest concern with coming to Chicago. KC is the biggest area I have lived in and am used to parking in my driveway or right in front of my house, cheap gas and quiet surroundings. I just don't know what I could find with in a short distance of MDW (mainly to the north of the airport).
ATA--It seems both ATA and its connection operate about 150 flights a day. Have they received all their aircraft that are, or were on order? How many gates will they have when the new terminal is finished? Any other news of expansion or change would be welcome, just let it all out .
SWA--How many gates will they have when the new terminal is done?
Well guys I think I leave it at that now, I don't want to overload you.