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Goodbye Meigs

Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:42 am

Just heard word that Chicago's Meigs Aiport has been shutdown. Info can be found at the AOPA website here. This is truly a sad lose to the general aviation community.

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:42 pm

What an asshole. Daley has effectively delivered a blow to all pilots "below the belt." I'd like to personally return the favor.

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:09 pm

Is sad, I think Meigs was the most famous GA aerodrome in the world, thanks to MSFS. I think if I go to chicago one day, I will recognize perfectly that area...

Can I request for some kind of sceenshot competition from Meigs? might be funny to see what are you able to do there... I'm sorry I can't start it, I'm unable to post...

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:57 pm

It's a funny thing... I have never actually been to Meigs, I have no actual affiliation with Chicago, and yet when I read about Daley's underhanded and duplicitous tactics it makes me really quite angry!

What a complete an utter A**H***!!!!  Angry  Angry  Angry

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:53 am

I'm with all of you. I took my first flights with FS out of Meigs. I know that airport automatically when I see a real picture. It is a huge symbol of general aviation and a shame that it was taken. I'll have to hold with my UPSVAC buddies in hoping that a lawyer who uses Meigs regularly isnt happy either!!

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:13 am

erm... just a thought, was this news story really true or an AOPA April Fools joke?

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Fri Apr 04, 2003 7:15 am

No it is not a joke. That prick Daily did it. That guy is an anti aviation crusader. He has been trying to close it down for years to forward his own agenda. He has been wanting to put a casino there for years.
Someone might want to tell microsoft to change the default airport as that one no longer exsists.
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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Fri Apr 04, 2003 9:45 am

The guy moved in overnight without telling anyone and dug the runway up! What are they going to do with all the planes that are stuck there?

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Fri Apr 04, 2003 10:10 pm

Give them special permission to take off on the taxi-way?

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RE: Goodbye Meigs

Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:35 pm

Im not big on the Law side of things, but could those pilots with thier planes at Meigs, sue the city or Daily for anything since their aircraft are stuck there?
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