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by elbandgeek
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 90
Views: 24997

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Anyone know how AI behavior will evolve in FS2020? Will landing AI be assigned to multiple runways based on the volume of existing runways, rather than the direction they are coming from, and same with departing AI, assigning random runways rather than the closest open runway. Likewise, will real S...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 90
Views: 24997

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

What I haven´t understood about this new FS is if there are differences between the PC and the Xbox version. A good Gaming PC or Laptop cost well above a 1000 Euros, more in the 1200/1300 euros range for Laptops, whereas a Xbox can be bought for less than 300 euros. Will the two versions be equally...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 90
Views: 24997

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

It appears they'll be launching a marketplace for user created content similar to the one they have for Minecraft so that's good to hear because that setup works well https://www.windowscentral.com/how-microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-will-sell-user-created-mods-and-content I got an alpha invite a fe...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54546

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

American architects Victor Hugo Azevedo and Cheryl Lu Xu have a back-up plan for the 737MAX, just in case the return to service will not go as smoothly as hoped: https://images4.persgroep.net/rcs/aJoKD83_NJU-fbJHb_vGi3pTKZY/diocontent/172939946/_fitwidth/1240?appId=93a17a8fd81db0de025c8abd1cca1279&...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54546

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

oschkosch wrote:
Motley Fool is rather critical and paints a grim picture


I wouldn't put much stock in anything they say, they're a clickbait farm at best and just making stuff up at worst.

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by elbandgeek
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18391

Re: AirBNB CEO: ‘Travel will never, ever go back to the way it was’

If it means the company that's done more harm to affordable housing than anyone in the last 5 years loses tons of money, good.

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by elbandgeek
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 90
Views: 24997

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Do we have any idea when this will be released? Seems like it has been close for a while. Nothing has been said about delays so as far as anyone know it's still on track for this year. We might hear something at the Xbox event they're having next month. I know the console version will come later bu...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 833
Views: 115798

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

ILikeTrains wrote:
Are there any decent pictures of the old Terminal 1? Those seem to be rare.

Same with the temporary Terminal 4 that became the transit center. I know it was exclusively bus gates but I've never seen anything that shows how it was actually laid out inside.

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by elbandgeek
Thu May 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox
Replies: 24
Views: 2582

Re: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox

Normally I would make a "what stage of capitalism is this" joke about getting a corporate sponsor for basic cleaning practices but if I were a company hemorrhaging cash I'd sell ad space on my forehead if I had to.

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by elbandgeek
Mon May 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 833
Views: 115798

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Completely dwarfed by Southwest at MDW, much smaller operations than what they had at ORD, but still I would regularly see the random Delta jet when I commuted through there. I never understood why they had ops at Midway. The MSP flights were adopted from NW. NW started those flights back in the 70...

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by elbandgeek
Sun May 10, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 90
Views: 24997

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

They released the anticipated hardware specs a couple weeks ago and looks about what I would have expected. My current machine is a Ryzen 2600X/RX580 which seems in the middle ground so I'm not worried but I was probably going to upgrade to a navi card soon anyway. I'm interested to see how it will ...

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 05, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program
Replies: 51
Views: 10250

Re: Rumor: Mitsubishi cancels acquisition of CRJ program

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/amp/bombardier-2645923174?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&share_id=5520969&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=FliegerFaust&__twitter_impression=true If true, it makes sense given the current state of the industry, further delays in the mrj prog...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 833
Views: 115798

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

On a more positive note in all of this, the slowdown appears to have not negatively affected the construction at MDW. https://www.mdwmod.com/progress/pages/default.aspx The south portion of the bridge looks to be nearly done and the center which they only started on after tearing the old bridge out ...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 833
Views: 115798

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

windycity613 wrote:
Is there a customer gas station at ORD?


They announced a new travel plaza off of Higgins that was scheduled to open in November but as far as I know it didn't and I haven't heard anything about it in months.

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by elbandgeek
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Latest Paschen overhead view of the work at MDW (which no one seems to pay attention to): https://i.ibb.co/47TTcMc/MDW.jpg Isn’t that work complete now? I was just there last week picking up my sister and everything is turned around from when I flew through over the summer. The northern half of the...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists

Seems reasonable to me. The Woke Liberal Left alphabet (LGBTQP) community needs to stop trying to ram their agenda down the vast straight majority's (95% of the population's) throats. Being somewhat conservative, straight and not religious, I do not support a movement that endorses gender reassignm...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists

Seems reasonable to me. The Woke Liberal Left alphabet (LGBTQP) community needs to stop trying to ram their agenda down the vast straight majority's (95% of the population's) throats. Being somewhat conservative, straight and not religious, I do not support a movement that endorses gender reassignm...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.flychicago.com/sites/midway ... ?newsid=45
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TSA lanes at MDW moving into the new space this week. Official opening on Friday.

https://www.flychicago.com/sites/midway ... ?newsid=45

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by elbandgeek
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena
Replies: 37
Views: 6197

Re: AA ending sponsorship rights to Miami Heat Arena

Wonder if WN would consider picking the arena up, as a way to increase their brand in South FL. When US Cellular pulled out of the Chicago market and the Sox stadium rights were gonna be sold I had hoped WN would have jumped on it since the southside connection with MDW would have made for a good m...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15484

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

I have no idea what tech is currently available for PTVs but my understanding is they're still all pretty much dumb screens controlled by the onboard server. Has anyone come up with a solution yet based on using actual tablets? Use a modular design for the seat that you can install a custom android ...

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by elbandgeek
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

http://i66.tinypic.com/2m4rcyr.png I'm all for it but if they do they're gonna they'll need to do something about the walking distance because it's already a hike and an extension would be pushing it into "we need a people mover" territory. At minimum they'd need a pedestrian tunnel betwe...

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by elbandgeek
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5706

Re: New United Safety Video

I think we're missing the most important thing here: How well did UA's business hold up after Thanos.

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by elbandgeek
Thu May 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Blogger Gregory Tejeda has an opinion piece about the Peotone a/p proposal in which he states (the obvious, IMO) that the project is about jobs in that southern edge of Chicago... As it always has been. I remember growing up in the 90s and having the whole thing hyped up constantly. Conditions are ...

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by elbandgeek
Wed May 08, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

ual763 wrote:
maps4ltd wrote:
Where even is Peotone?


In the middle of a bunch of cornfields. WAAAY far south of the city.

Spoken like a true northsider who thinks the state ends at I-80
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But Rockford is the solution, right?

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by elbandgeek
Wed May 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

CDA had been posting month progress reports on the MDW project up until last fall when they stopped for some reason but it looks like they're back and they are really moving along with it. The structure is pretty much all up now and they'll start moving security lanes into the northern section over ...

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by elbandgeek
Tue May 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

As a southlander who had actually looked forward to Peotone going back to the pre-consolidation days when it would have made more sense, I'm just gonna sit back with the popcorn on this one. That said, as long as the idea keeps coming back from the dead we might as well have some fun with the "...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382084

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

OA412 wrote:
I'm surprised to see so many people praising this livery. I think it's awful. It has an LCC feel about it, not a global carrier feel. It's a pretty terrible evolution.

You're surprised people have different tastes?

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?
Replies: 30
Views: 2963

Re: Will/Should Boeing Have a Top Management Change?

Wall Street likes the current management, even throughout the grounding they’ve demonstrated they aren’t abandoning them. That says a lot when the company is in crisis mode. A solid argument for society as a whole to stop treating stock value and "what wall street thinks" as any sort of v...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382084

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Groundbreaking? No. But I don't think it needed to be. If you put it side by side with the one one it's a bunch of minor changes that really add up and I'm rather impressed with the result. I'd honestly say it's less eurowhite than before. The grey has always just blended with the white so while a b...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382084

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's opening day for the white sox and UA's home plate ads are rather placeholder-y looking, and they've never used "airlines" on them before.
Make of that what you will.

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by elbandgeek
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382084

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's important to think about what colors represent when they're integrating into things like this and the emotional response they evoke. Basically every US airline except F9 and NK incorporate heavy amounts of blue, and that on it's own isn't a bad thing because it's obviously a color that evokes i...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382084

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

This (with the lighting over the globe) would be an improvement on the tail. Make it really look 3 dimensional: https://www.google.com/search?q=continental+airlines+2009+print+ad&safe=active&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=j04bqppHjHiD2M%253A%252C21-yuJL7R...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7406

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

the most serious capacity limitation is the airfield since the max AAR is 36/hour (but 28 in IMC). - Close 55th st and widen Laramie up to Archer to reroute traffic - Bulldoze the red lots - Extend 4L/22R northeast No more staggering takeoffs and landings should open up that field capacity quite a ...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW
Replies: 42
Views: 7406

Re: Would it make economic sense to fly wide body from MDW

Seriously though, the 797 could be made to work. Although to work well it would have to have folding wings. To me, it would be the only reason to have 50k lbs thrust engines on a 763 sized aircraft. And that is what the CFM joint venture has been modified to do. If WN has any involvement with the 7...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 217820

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Hard to tell in the rendering but it looks like M18 stays as is but M19, M20 & M21 get reconfigured. The new expansion gates are M22, M23, M24, M25, M26 & M27, a net gain of 6 gates which would be approx. 28% increase??? Wondering if they will have some additional hard stands like they do n...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

It's been awhile since I've been through MDW, but sounds like the MMP is progressing quickly. As some may know, they've completed the first phase of the concessions update, and are now working on the bridge and expanding security lanes. The final phase of food court/main hall remodel appears to be ...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

So it looks like the construction at MDW is going along pretty smoothly with the new food court opening this week. That's the one in the walled off space across from A5 and 7 that they built out when they did the A4 satellite a few years ago. The security pavilion looks like it's still on track to o...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 48802

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

I have a feeling that since the master plan shows L being demolished along with H/K there will eventually be a third phase that redevelops that whole area but it's not in the current proposals because it would be purely for net expansion compared to the current plan which is as much about rebuilding...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 48802

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

I remember the concept renderings that came out last year showed H/K being demolished once more satellites to the west were built out but they had L being kept and it becoming one continuous concourse with the T3 headhouse, basically as a mirror of B. My guess is since that won't be until a later ph...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 35406

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I feel like this thread pops up every few months but given their image problems, if they were to do it now's the time. I don't see the globe going away and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The ways they've adapted it post-merger has actually fit well with the trend towards simpler, flat design pr...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest order the 797?
Replies: 43
Views: 7312

Re: Will Southwest order the 797?

Short answer: Maybe Long answer: From what I've read on the NMA/797 threads, WN is talking with Boeing and giving their input on the design the same as any other major carrier. If Boeing delivers what WN wants then WN will probably buy it. If they decide that what WN wants will make it unattractive ...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 48802

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

For anyone who hasn't been following the general Chicago thread, there's been discussion about potential expansion of the terminal at MDW along with some (mostly theoretical) ideas for extending the runways after the new security hall and parking garage projects are done. Closing 13L/31R and extendi...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 48802

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

The Crain’s article has a nice rendering and a new graphic or two I haven’t seen. The bottom one is nice to visualize new gate useage by the airlines. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20180225/BLOGS02/180229927/ohare-airport-expansion-deal-planned?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1 I see a way forward for U...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

A suggestion was made to extend MDW's runway 4L-22R to a point NE of 55th St onto land cuurently occupied by a parking lot. That would cut access to 55th St and make it difficult to get to the economy garage on 55th near Laramie from the east. If you're going to do that, then maybe 13C-31C could be...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

I can't help but always have my mind float back to thinking of any possible way they could improve the airfield at MDW given the landlock issue. One thing I've noticed over the past couple years is that 22L has been used a lot more than it used to and I feel that has something to do with traffic flo...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 169321

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

The idea of removing 13L/31R at MDW to extend A and B is one that's floated in my head for awhile but I think the bigger question is if the airfield capacity would actually allow an increase in flights, even if they kick out some of the GA operators. If it did work out then they'd probably need to p...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Pixar special livery
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Southwest Pixar special livery

Disney and Southwest just unveiled a special themed 73G for the new Pixar movie Coco. Appears to be N7816B. I'm a huge Disney fan and have been really looking forward to Coco since it's from the same director as Toy Story 3. I love what they did with the tail stripes changing into the patterns on th...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 31214

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

The new bridge to expand the security area at MDW broke ground this morning. Project page lists completion winter 2019 which is earlier than I expected. http://www.flychicago.com/sites/midwaymodernization/home/pages/default.aspx So how does this help security? The crowds will back up onto a larger ...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 31214

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

http://www.flychicago.com/sites/midwaym ... fault.aspx
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The new bridge to expand the security area at MDW broke ground this morning. Project page lists completion winter 2019 which is earlier than I expected. http://www.flychicago.com/sites/midwaym ... fault.aspx

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