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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu May 28, 2020 10:13 pm

ORDfan wrote:
March air traffic data posted.

I'm actually a bit suprised its not worse. With YTD through Q1 "only" being down 17.3% at O'hare. MDW faired worse down 23%.

Maybe April will prove to be the lows.

https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollecti ... UMMARY.pdf

https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollecti ... UMMARY.pdf


Slightly softening the blow at O'Hare, a 15% rise YTD in the Cargo Operator category.
Thanks for keeping an eye out for these reports and posting them, ORDfan.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri May 29, 2020 6:45 am

IFP Info Gateway just updated with a status-change for the following, love the portal because it gives you a chance to look into what goes on into building the individual approaches/STARs/SID's.
All are showing an 11/5/2020 pub date which should be the opening date for 9C-27C. The following are specific to 9C/27C:
-ILS/LOC 27C
-ILS/LOC 9C
-RNAV (GPS) 27C
-RNAV (GPS) 9C

Other approaches being modified: ILS/LOC 22L, 27L, RNAV 27R, 9L
STARs with new revisions: BENKY (6), ERNNY (7), ESSPO (5), FYTTE (6), MADDII (6), SHAIN (2), TRTLL (6), VEECK (5), WATSN (4), WYNDE (2), JANESVILLE (1),
SID: O'Hare Six

As we start moving closer to 11/5 going to keep an eye on FlightCheck to see when they start getting out there. OIS page has them flying the 27L ILS on 6/2 at 0200Z/2100L, it'll be FLC67 so all you King Air fans should be happy.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri May 29, 2020 3:03 pm

tendy04 wrote:
Other approaches being modified: ILS/LOC 22L, 27L, RNAV 27R, 9L
STARs with new revisions: BENKY (6), ERNNY (7), ESSPO (5), FYTTE (6), MADDII (6), SHAIN (2), TRTLL (6), VEECK (5), WATSN (4), WYNDE (2), JANESVILLE (1),


A little sports theme there, Ernie Banks and Bill Veeck. I wonder if MADDII is for Greg Maddux and ESSPO for Tony 'O' (Esposito).
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri May 29, 2020 4:30 pm



Finnair

Sad to report that "...Finnair will cancel following long-haul destinations until March 2021: Busan (previously scheduled new destination), Guangzhou, Nanjing, Beijing Daxing, Xi’An, Sapporo New Chitose, Fukuoka, Chicago O’Hare, San Francisco and Los Angeles."


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200529
 
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Fri May 29, 2020 4:44 pm

As a beer league goalie (hence 'Tendy') when I'm not enjoying my fascination with all things C90 and KORD, I can tell you ESSPO is totally for Tony-O. Lots of great sports themes in the surrounding airspace:

FRIDG (Perry)
MKITA (Stan)
On the FYTTE.FIVE, zzipr transition, you can read Mighty (MITEE) Blackhawk (BHAWK) Stanley (STNLE) Cup (CUUPP) Champion (CHMPN)
HULLS (Bobby)
GAULT (Willie)
DITCA (daaaa coach)
WLTER and then PAITN (Sweetness!)
CMSKY is pretty obvious and shows the South-side some love.
DENNT (Richard)
BULLZ self-explanatory
MADII does make sense for Mad-Dog (moment of silence for retired pitchers and MD80's / 90s).

Some Star Trek love as well...SOOLU/KURKK/VULCN
Tron fans have the RNAV to 10R, KVENN/FLLYN

I hope the FAF's for 9C-27C are awesome. "O'Hare Tower [callsign] over TAYZR[KANER] for 9C[27C]" - Both KANER and TAYZR are available, just sayin'
 
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Fri May 29, 2020 7:22 pm

tendy04 wrote:
As a beer league goalie (hence 'Tendy') when I'm not enjoying my fascination with all things C90 and KORD, I can tell you ESSPO is totally for Tony-O. Lots of great sports themes in the surrounding airspace:

FRIDG (Perry)
MKITA (Stan)
On the FYTTE.FIVE, zzipr transition, you can read Mighty (MITEE) Blackhawk (BHAWK) Stanley (STNLE) Cup (CUUPP) Champion (CHMPN)
HULLS (Bobby)
GAULT (Willie)
DITCA (daaaa coach)
WLTER and then PAITN (Sweetness!)
CMSKY is pretty obvious and shows the South-side some love.
DENNT (Richard)
BULLZ self-explanatory
MADII does make sense for Mad-Dog (moment of silence for retired pitchers and MD80's / 90s).

Some Star Trek love as well...SOOLU/KURKK/VULCN
Tron fans have the RNAV to 10R, KVENN/FLLYN

I hope the FAF's for 9C-27C are awesome. "O'Hare Tower [callsign] over TAYZR[KANER] for 9C[27C]" - Both KANER and TAYZR are available, just sayin'

I think all those navaids have some explanations. I would say when they establish them they looking for a local names.
I am living near RIDGE reporting point (22R) which strictly comes from Park Ridge.
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Fri May 29, 2020 8:02 pm

Always wondered what the process was like, figure the folks at FAA get input from C90, ZAU, and the towers. CHSTR was named for a former ATC, TAFFS makes sense for 27L since it's just a few blocks east of Taft High School -- at one point I think it was *directly* over it but they changed some of the fix locations when 28C became active, I'm not 100% on that however.

SIBLY kinda makes sense for 27R Always wondered about REKKS for 4R...it's just off Kingery Highway...ton of car accidents maybe? Anyways, always fun to see the new ones as they come out.
 
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Fri May 29, 2020 8:59 pm

EBENS near Edens spur but closer to the lake.
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Fri May 29, 2020 10:18 pm

ILikeTrains wrote:
_AA_777_MAN wrote:
Planeboy17 wrote:
IIRC, the 74s stopped just before 2000 when the NRT flight ended. Japan allowed more flights in 1998 I think. Before then, there was 7x on NW, 7x on JL and 6x on UA, all to NRT. After some long negotiations Japan opened up more flying which allowed AA to begin daily flights along with NH and UA increasing to double daily. Not long after the additional flying NW dropped the route and ORD lost its NW 74s. NW also used them to and from MSP for rotational purposes so there were times when you could see 2 747s parked at T2. That was pretty cool.
Just going by memory but I don’t recall NW using DC10s that late in ORD. I could be wrong because I know they were using them on MSP-MKE in 2001-2003 but I don’t recall a NW bowling shoe or NWA livery at ORD, but again my memory ain’t what it used to be. :lol:



Yeah they were definitely there past 2000 although not regularly scheduled but as subs, charters, and diversions.


Thanks for the responses, I never knew T2 handled that big of jets. Ive only ever known T2 for flying on DL, AC or UAX.

Before the current T1 opened for United, United's base was terminal 2. They could park 2 747s at the end of the E concourse. I believe it was gates 13 and 11. I also saw 747s parked around gates E3 and F4. I remember going out on the HNL 747 around gate E11. They had a 747 next door to Seattle at E13, another to Las Vegas at E3, and one to SFO around F4. Likewise you could also see DC10s occupy almost every gate between E4 to E14. You could then gaze over to the D concourse and see an Eastern L1011 (Presumedly to ATL or MIA), a Continental DC10 to DEN, and on the other side a NW 747 to NRT and a DC10 to MSP. Maybe because I was much younger and smaller, but T2 seems more chaotic now with the regional jets compared to when it was housing mainline for United. Back then in the 80s was my favorite time at O'hare.

Later they demolished concourse D and the int'l terminal to make room for United's new T1. While building the new international terminal 5, many international carriers departed from the L concourse in T3. Lufthansa had 747s and DC10s, Swissair's 747s and MD11s, Sabena's 747s and DC10s, Air France's 747s, Mexicana's DC10 and 727s, JAL's 747s, and even Philippine Airlines' 747s (to Manila via HNL I believe). I was looking for pictures of the O'Hare terminals from this era. I would welcome anyone posting them if they had them.
 
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Sat May 30, 2020 1:21 pm

ORD T2 - Circa 1973-1975 with B747/DC10 at the low E/F Gates. A few folks on the T2 Observation Deck.
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Sat May 30, 2020 1:25 pm

ORD T2 - Circa Mid 80's from the control tower. DC10, B767, and B747 at various E gates.
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Sat May 30, 2020 1:43 pm

Kbud wrote:
ILikeTrains wrote:
Thanks for the responses, I never knew T2 handled that big of jets. Ive only ever known T2 for flying on DL, AC or UAX.


Before the current T1 opened for United, United's base was terminal 2. They could park 2 747s at the end of the E concourse. I believe it was gates 13 and 11. I also saw 747s parked around gates E3 and F4. I remember going out on the HNL 747 around gate E11. They had a 747 next door to Seattle at E13, another to Las Vegas at E3, and one to SFO around F4. Likewise you could also see DC10s occupy almost every gate between E4 to E14. You could then gaze over to the D concourse and see an Eastern L1011 (Presumedly to ATL or MIA), a Continental DC10 to DEN, and on the other side a NW 747 to NRT and a DC10 to MSP. Maybe because I was much younger and smaller, but T2 seems more chaotic now with the regional jets compared to when it was housing mainline for United. Back then in the 80s was my favorite time at O'hare.

Later they demolished concourse D and the int'l terminal to make room for United's new T1. While building the new international terminal 5, many international carriers departed from the L concourse in T3. Lufthansa had 747s and DC10s, Swissair's 747s and MD11s, Sabena's 747s and DC10s, Air France's 747s, Mexicana's DC10 and 727s, JAL's 747s, and even Philippine Airlines' 747s (to Manila via HNL I believe). I was looking for pictures of the O'Hare terminals from this era. I would welcome anyone posting them if they had them.


The A-net database is pretty sparse before 1987 when the current Terminal 1 opened, especially views of gated aircraft. Early to mid 80's typically have only a few shots per year (whereas 2019, for example, has seven full pages).

Here are a few which reflect the commentary above:

1981
2 UA DC-10's at T-2 (look closely)


1980
SAS DC-10 at T-3, if I'm not mistaken.


1980
2 NW 747-100's


1985
Threw this one in there just because its such a dramatic shot :thumbsup:
 
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Sat May 30, 2020 3:16 pm

Are there any decent pictures of the old Terminal 1? Those seem to be rare.
 
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Sat May 30, 2020 3:18 pm

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ORD T2 - Circa Mid 80's from the control tower. DC10, B767, and B747 at various E gates.
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This is a great picture. It appears from time to time. I believe it was featured in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine section in the mid 80's. Really shows the climax of the UA operation in Terminal 2, prior to the opening of T-1. The last full year in T-2 was 1986. In mid 87, they started the phase move over to T-1. Fun times.
 
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Sat May 30, 2020 8:16 pm

yeogeo wrote:
Kbud wrote:
ILikeTrains wrote:
Thanks for the responses, I never knew T2 handled that big of jets. Ive only ever known T2 for flying on DL, AC or UAX.


Before the current T1 opened for United, United's base was terminal 2. They could park 2 747s at the end of the E concourse. I believe it was gates 13 and 11. I also saw 747s parked around gates E3 and F4. I remember going out on the HNL 747 around gate E11. They had a 747 next door to Seattle at E13, another to Las Vegas at E3, and one to SFO around F4. Likewise you could also see DC10s occupy almost every gate between E4 to E14. You could then gaze over to the D concourse and see an Eastern L1011 (Presumedly to ATL or MIA), a Continental DC10 to DEN, and on the other side a NW 747 to NRT and a DC10 to MSP. Maybe because I was much younger and smaller, but T2 seems more chaotic now with the regional jets compared to when it was housing mainline for United. Back then in the 80s was my favorite time at O'hare.

Later they demolished concourse D and the int'l terminal to make room for United's new T1. While building the new international terminal 5, many international carriers departed from the L concourse in T3. Lufthansa had 747s and DC10s, Swissair's 747s and MD11s, Sabena's 747s and DC10s, Air France's 747s, Mexicana's DC10 and 727s, JAL's 747s, and even Philippine Airlines' 747s (to Manila via HNL I believe). I was looking for pictures of the O'Hare terminals from this era. I would welcome anyone posting them if they had them.


The A-net database is pretty sparse before 1987 when the current Terminal 1 opened, especially views of gated aircraft. Early to mid 80's typically have only a few shots per year (whereas 2019, for example, has seven full pages).

Here are a few which reflect the commentary above:

1981
2 UA DC-10's at T-2 (look closely)


1980
SAS DC-10 at T-3, if I'm not mistaken.


1980
2 NW 747-100's


1985
Threw this one in there just because its such a dramatic shot :thumbsup:

These are great, thank you!
 
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Sat May 30, 2020 8:28 pm



United Airlines

4 weeks ago:
yeogeo wrote:
The following UA long-haul routes from O'Hare are planned to resume on May 20:

ORD – AMS 1 daily 767-300ER
ORD – BRU 1 daily 787-10 (replacing 777-200ER)
ORD – CDG 1 daily 777-200ER
ORD – FRA 2 daily 787-10/777-200ER
ORD – GRU 1 daily 777-200ER
ORD – LHR returns to 3 daily level, 167-seater 767-300ER
ORD – MUC 1 daily 787-9 (replacing 777-200ER)
ORD – PEK 1 daily 777-200ER (Planned 787-8 from 04JUN20)
ORD – PVG 1 daily 787-9 (replacing 777-200ER)


As of May 29:
ORD – AMS 1 daily 767-300ER now resumes on October 24
ORD – BRU 1 daily 787-10 (replacing 777-200ER) now resumes on August 3
ORD – CDG 1 daily 777-200ER now resumes on October 24
ORD – FRA 2 daily 787-10/777-200ER now resumes August 3
ORD – GRU 1 daily 777-200ER service resumes on October 24
ORD– LHR 1 daily 787-10 service continuing (3 daily 167-seater 767-300ER from 08SEP20)
ORD – MUC 1 daily 787-9 (replacing 777-200ER) now resumes August 3
ORD – PEK 1 daily 787-8 now resumes on September 8
ORD – PVG 1 daily 787-9 (replacing 777-200ER) now resumes on September 8
ORD – ZRH 1 daily 767-300ER Service to commence on October 24

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200530
 
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Sun May 31, 2020 2:08 am

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1980
SAS DC-10 at T-3, if I'm not mistaken.


On further review... I'm thinking this DC-10 is actually pictured at the old International Terminal (where T-1 now sits).
The Hilton is concave to the south, therefore this picture was taken west of the structure, not east where T-3 was (is).
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:14 pm

Someone posted a video of their touch and go at ORD over the weekend. I believe this is the first published touch and go at ORD during the pandemic. Surprised tower let them land on 28C. Pretty cool to get to do this during the middle of the day. Wonder if the city charges for the landing.

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Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:35 pm

se210 wrote:

ORD T2 - Circa 1973-1975 with B747/DC10 at the low E/F Gates. A few folks on the T2 Observation Deck.
Image
Source: Postcard-Private Collection-Plastichrome P319676


Stupid little fun fact: Ozark Airlines used to operated nearly 50 flights a day out of Gate F10. Now there is some gate utilization!
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:35 pm

yeogeo wrote:
yeogeo wrote:

1980
SAS DC-10 at T-3, if I'm not mistaken.


On further review... I'm thinking this DC-10 is actually pictured at the old International Terminal (where T-1 now sits).
The Hilton is concave to the south, therefore this picture was taken west of the structure, not east where T-3 was (is).

I was going to post this but had some business to take care of so I’m glad you reposted this.
What an amazing shot of the SAS DC 10 though.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:01 pm

Hi I thought I read that TAP was resuming ORD-LIS but don't see anything bookable -- anyone know about this?
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:52 pm

gelert wrote:
Hi I thought I read that TAP was resuming ORD-LIS but don't see anything bookable -- anyone know about this?


from two weeks ago, upthread:
yeogeo wrote:

Glad to see this:
"Lisbon – Chicago O’Hare Service resumes on 01AUG20, 3 of 4-7 weekly open for reservation. A330-900neo operating."

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200512


Haven't heard anything further since, although these days everything is liable to change.
 
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:27 am

OzarkD9S wrote:
se210 wrote:

ORD T2 - Circa 1973-1975 with B747/DC10 at the low E/F Gates. A few folks on the T2 Observation Deck.
Image
Source: Postcard-Private Collection-Plastichrome P319676


Stupid little fun fact: Ozark Airlines used to operated nearly 50 flights a day out of Gate F10. Now there is some gate utilization!

Glad you posted that as well. I was going to point out how cool it was to see an Ozark F27 and DC9 in the picture.
 
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:07 pm

ET looks to swap with a A350-900 sometime this week. If I hear which date specifically, I'll post up.

Also, the AN-124 is delayed, so anyone looking for photo's today, this would be a good time to go.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:44 am

Just a heads up. JAL is sending a 789. It’s over the Pacific now, due in to ORD at 7:30.
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:10 pm

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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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Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:05 am

ORD T2 1962. Hard to believe 10+ years later we had B747s and DC10s parking at these gates. UA shown are: DC8, B720. SE210, DC7, DC6 and Viscount. Two OZ DC-3 for our Ozark fans. NW had not moved over to Concourse D yet it seems. Seven Continents Restaurant/Rotunda still under construction (opened 1963). The green behind T2 is the parking lot under construction which has been matted out by the postcard publisher to make the postcard look better. Either that or a secret Bears Practice Field!
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:21 am

jcwr56 wrote:
ET looks to swap with a A350-900 sometime this week. If I hear which date specifically, I'll post up.

Also, the AN-124 is delayed, so anyone looking for photo's today, this would be a good time to go.

An-124 departed an hour late, but it was even better for us due to lower angle of sunlight and still hot air temperature (which delayed rotation) so pictures turn out pretty cool.
I am wondering when IL76 will leave. Also noticed that P3 B744 will visit us tomorrow morning (didn't see it several months at ORD). And still waiting for SV visit...
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:28 pm

Heads up, VS 539, a 789 , is over the Atlantic right now. ETA is 4 pm today.
 
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:41 pm

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ORD T2 1962.
Image
Source: Postcard-Private Collection-Curteichcolor 2DK-1176


Great picture, se210. I've never seen that one before.
Any ideas of the aircraft on the far left of the image showing only the fin? At first thought of North Central but "Herman" seems a little big.
 
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:54 pm

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Great picture, se210. I've never seen that one before.
Any ideas of the aircraft on the far left of the image showing only the fin? At first thought of North Central but "Herman" seems a little big.



I suspect it's an Eastern L188 Electra.
 
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:09 pm

Yes, looks to be an Eastern Electra.
Also a TWA Connie, looks like a 749 model, and a Convair 880 in front of the Connie?
Also a Delta DC7 over on H Concourse. Hard to tell what the AA planes are on K though.
There is a white tail also on the other side of H, that could be a North Central DC9.
Great find se210!
 
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:12 pm

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I suspect it's an Eastern L188 Electra.


You are correct.
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:57 pm

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ORD T2 1962.
Image
Source: Postcard-Private Collection-Curteichcolor 2DK-1176


OzarkD9S wrote:
EWRandMDW wrote:

I suspect it's an Eastern L188 Electra.

You are correct.


Sure enough! Looked for Electras in the ORD database and came up with this from 1961...

...in which you can see band the DL craft the Eastern aircraft with the same fin as on the postcard.
Also see in the foreground that North Central in 1961 had yet to adopt the Herman the duck logo.
Wondering if the construction visible in the background are hangars or terminals; hard to get a sense of the direction the photographer is looking.
 
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:22 pm

yeogeo wrote:

Wondering if the construction visible in the background are hangars or terminals; hard to get a sense of the direction the photographer is looking.


The picture was taken where T1 and the old International terminal now stand, so 99% sure the construction is that of a hanger.
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:23 pm

gabik001 wrote:
jcwr56 wrote:
ET looks to swap with a A350-900 sometime this week. If I hear which date specifically, I'll post up.

Also, the AN-124 is delayed, so anyone looking for photo's today, this would be a good time to go.

An-124 departed an hour late, but it was even better for us due to lower angle of sunlight and still hot air temperature (which delayed rotation) so pictures turn out pretty cool.
I am wondering when IL76 will leave. Also noticed that P3 B744 will visit us tomorrow morning (didn't see it several months at ORD). And still waiting for SV visit...


Tomorrow is SV3091/3092 - JED/ORD/JED (1300/1500lt) Total of 6 flights planned for June.
 
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:12 pm


Emirates

One week ago:
yeogeo wrote:
Schedule as of May 25:
Effective July 1 ORD-DXB 7X/week 77W


Now effective June 15:
3X/week 77W

7X/week still scheduled effective July 1


https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200604

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200604
 
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Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:23 pm


British Airways

One month ago:
yeogeo wrote:
From April 9 to April 30, BA will be operating on the LHR – ORD route once daily with 777-200ER's



Effective June 3:
ORD-LHR 14X/week 787-9

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... e-20200604
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:33 pm

All I can say in looking at this shot recently added to the O'Hare database:
In 13 years how much has changed!
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:50 pm

yeogeo wrote:
All I can say in looking at this shot recently added to the O'Hare database:
In 13 years how much has changed!

Amazing at how I’ve forgotten what the old field used to look like. Old 27L was always my favourite runway to land on. Approaching from the south I looked forward to the flyover tour of downtown, and the left turn just past the John Hancock for final approach. Now a days you line up so far out over the lake you never even see the downtown core except from a distance.
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:56 pm

kordcj wrote:
yeogeo wrote:
All I can say in looking at this shot recently added to the O'Hare database:
In 13 years how much has changed!

Amazing at how I’ve forgotten what the old field used to look like. Old 27L was always my favourite runway to land on. Approaching from the south I looked forward to the flyover tour of downtown, and the left turn just past the John Hancock for final approach. Now a days you line up so far out over the lake you never even see the downtown core except from a distance.


Indeed much has changed, but I don’t miss the old cross-crossing airfield, with all the chronic delays, at all. The new layout is much better for ops. They frankly should’ve started redoing it back in the 90s so it would’ve been long done by now, but better late than never.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:26 pm

Planeboy17 wrote:
Heads up, VS 539, a 789 , is over the Atlantic right now. ETA is 4 pm today.

Took some pictures. Good to see VS coming back. Got info that VI IL76 is planned to depart on Sunday around 11am.
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:30 am

ORD T2 1962-continued... The photo in this postcard was taken a few seconds after the previous one I posted. A NW DC-7 is now visible on the Concourse F left of the two NW B707s. Concourse D reveals itself with two EA L188s and an EA DC8. But the other side of Concourse D is not ready for NW yet and seems to be used for temporary parking while the main garage is being constructed. This helps explain why NW is still at Concourse F. Over on Concourse H a TW L749 and two B707s. A TW CV880 is on the other side.
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:52 pm



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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:59 pm

Were Terminals 2/3 rebuilt or beefed up during their history? They look really skinny in these older photos.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:55 pm

ILikeTrains wrote:
Were Terminals 2/3 rebuilt or beefed up during their history? They look really skinny in these older photos.


I don't know the history, but they are definitely wider today than those photos. Those photos seem to depict what were walkways between the seating areas: there are no more corners or jagged recesses along the exterior walls of the piers now. To me eye, the piers themselves are wider.

I'm sure someone else knows the details.
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:48 pm

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se210 wrote:
ORD T2 1962-continued... The photo in this postcard was taken a few seconds after the previous one I posted. A NW DC-7 is now visible on the Concourse F left of the two NW B707s. Concourse D reveals itself with two EA L188s and an EA DC8. But the other side of Concourse D is not ready for NW yet and seems to be used for temporary parking while the main garage is being constructed. This helps explain why NW is still at Concourse F. Over on Concourse H a TW L749 and two B707s. A TW CV880 is on the other side.
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Thanks for the awesome second picture and great description but I must say I’m quite surprised in your airplane identification that you left out the United Caravelle given your username. :D
 
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:17 pm

jcwr56 wrote:
gabik001 wrote:
jcwr56 wrote:
ET looks to swap with a A350-900 sometime this week. If I hear which date specifically, I'll post up.

Also, the AN-124 is delayed, so anyone looking for photo's today, this would be a good time to go.

An-124 departed an hour late, but it was even better for us due to lower angle of sunlight and still hot air temperature (which delayed rotation) so pictures turn out pretty cool.
I am wondering when IL76 will leave. Also noticed that P3 B744 will visit us tomorrow morning (didn't see it several months at ORD). And still waiting for SV visit...


Tomorrow is SV3091/3092 - JED/ORD/JED (1300/1500lt) Total of 6 flights planned for June.

Finally got it today. I was suprised that not much spotters were at GG during arrival. Me and some other spotter with kids.
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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:12 am

Planeboy17 wrote:
Thanks for the awesome second picture and great description but I must say I’m quite surprised in your airplane identification that you left out the United Caravelle given your username.


Don't worry. I would never miss a Caravelle. In my first postcard in post #678 I mentioned all the UA planes including my favorite: SE210.

se210 wrote:
ORD T2 1962. Hard to believe 10+ years later we had B747s and DC10s parking at these gates. UA shown are: DC8, B720,**SE210**, DC7, DC6 and Viscount...


Concerning...

ILikeTrains wrote:
Were Terminals 2/3 rebuilt or beefed up during their history? They look really skinny in these older photos.


Comparing: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9749536 ... !1e3?hl=en or https://www.airportviewer.com/airport/KORD (if you zoom into Concourse E/F) to this postcard from the early 60's really shows how narrow the Concourses were especially at the outer E/F gates. Yes that is a super rare photo of a DC6 hooked up to a jetway! Really interesting taxi/gate guidelines shown.

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Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:15 pm

If it hasn't been posted on the spotters site. VIVA Air Columbia will be operating a A320 into ORD today. (1130-1300lt) VH432/481 as a repatriation flight. Will never say never, but this could be the only time this airline makes it to Chicago..

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