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Photo Added: January 03, 2006

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Anonymous
13 years ago
Sad to see what happened with the classic Flight Simulator Airport!
Anonymous
13 years ago
How many times have I taken off from Meigs in Flight Simulator for last ten years ? Tens, hundreds ? :'(
Anonymous
13 years ago
A new marina instead of the Meigs airport, its sounds and looks bad....
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very nice pic, but so sad :-( Every fs fan have take off from Meigs at least one time ... It is very hard to see how quickly a part of aviation has disapeared :-(((
Anonymous
13 years ago
Why was the airport actually closed? It is sad because I liked the airport and I practiced my first take-offs and landings there on my Flight Simulator.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Thank You Mayor of Chicago.. *cough* I will never forget Meigs!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Tanks for this sad photo...:-(
Anonymous
13 years ago
City of Chicago is paying for this mess!!!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Ive only taken off from here once
Anonymous
13 years ago
Its my hub in flight simulater. When i mean hub i mean i fly there alot. ill miss you hub :`(((
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very sad. =( I flew my first ever flight in Flight Sim here in version 4. :)
Anonymous
13 years ago
I also took off and landed many times at this airport on FS3, in 1992. :) Flight Simulator has come a long way since then. I wonder which airport will be the default airport for the next version of FS since this one will no longer exist.
Anonymous
13 years ago
I find a new in a local newspaper , they sad that area will be a lakefront park , so ... what's awful ...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Me too, And I landed a 737-400 there :)
Anonymous
13 years ago
I've just known that Merrill C. Meigs is closed, but why??? It's a pity to know that the little airfield where every FS fan made his first take-offs with the Cessna 182S it's going to disappear...
Anonymous
13 years ago
I know the reason Flight Simulator 9 start airport is Boeing Field in Seattle and not Meigs...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Sad to see the good old Chicago Airport like that.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very nice photo. Thank you Irfan...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very good
Anonymous
13 years ago
Thank You Irfan Caliskan
Anonymous
13 years ago
I thought it was Kai Tak before I learned that this is the MS Flight Simulator Airport. I hope there will be another airport like Meigs.
Anonymous
13 years ago
I learned to fly at Meigs (in Flight Simulator)... :-(((

God By!
Anonymous
13 years ago
I wonder why counties and governments have the habit to destroy the most loved airfields worldwide. See also Kai Tak, Athens Airport, now Meigs Field.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very beautiful!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very sad! Every time it is a great take off with the skyline of Chicago in my FS!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great picture....
So sad it's cloesed,this airport reminds me my early MSFS days :(
Anonymous
13 years ago
Now I feel me sad... But can anyone tell me why the airport is closed??
Anonymous
13 years ago
Shame on those politicians that have closed that airport overnight!
Anonymous
13 years ago
I will always remember meigs
Anonymous
13 years ago
Thanks to Mayor Daley, and a political adgena. He says closed due to terror threat...yeah, right. He's wanted a park there for decades now, just a good excuse. Nice pic, too bad 4 miegs :(
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very nice...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Hope Microsoft will keep this airport in FS.
So sad....
Anonymous
13 years ago
Memories
Anonymous
13 years ago
No-One knows why it closed. The Mayor just didn't like it. He says he wants to put up a park; however even this is in question since a win-win combination park-airport plan has been all but ignored by him.
Anonymous
13 years ago
It's not for outsiders to judge about Meigs Airfield. About the overnight (2003-4-12) action: is it demo-crazy that the Mayor of Chicago is still in office? He should obtain the law not violate!
Anonymous
13 years ago
WHY? I've got my wings (MFLS) in that airport... And now is a park? WTF?
Anonymous
13 years ago
Nice but very sad photo.
Everyone of us should fight to keep airports open unless there are very serious reason to close it.
Remember: the next one could be closer to your home!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Its a shame to see my flihght simulater closed :`((
Anonymous
13 years ago
Nice picture but totally sad :( it's look likes "destroy a history" for some amateur aviators.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Nice job...
Anonymous
13 years ago
They oughta bury Richard Daley underneath the new park that they intend on building
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great view!
Anonymous
13 years ago
The photographs is indeed very good. Good composition, great colours. On the airport that is no more, it certainly brings sadness to me. At first I thought is was just another shot from the air, to my horror, its what used to be Meigs. Goodbye my friend, you got played out by politics by your own people. But you still have a lot of good friends worldwide with fond memories.
Anonymous
13 years ago
This is a sad day for aviation, real and virtual. I earned my virtual wings here, and also left countless aircraft on the runway, and in the lake!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Light is excellent
Anonymous
13 years ago
Good picture, wish there was a runway there. Similar thing seems to happen here in Finland as the city of Helsinki is going to close Malmi airport and build some apartment buildings there. That airport is a part of Finlands history, but no mercy there. Private aviation just doesnt seem to buy enough votes...
Anonymous
13 years ago
Chigago you are next.
Anonymous
13 years ago
I swear if I ever see Daley in person he's gonna remember me ;) But anyway, Chicago is paying for it along with traffic at other airports (MDW,PWK) are a lot busier. Now, believe it or not, Chicago is adding a heliport there!!! I mean WTF?? Hellloo, you wouldn't need it if the field were still open to the biz-jets.
Face it, Daley is a dip-sh*t
Anonymous
13 years ago
So horrible to close a classic, just for puttinĀ“ a park instead. :( T.B.
Anonymous
13 years ago
How can you close meigs.. the home of flight simulator! where i flew my first few meters :)
Anonymous
13 years ago
It can't be an airfield, as it is too short. so i think it's a heliport
Anonymous
13 years ago
I think that there was a runway.Meigs is in FS200, but more i don't know.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very sad. And it was not a helipad. It was a one runway airport but was demolished for stupid reasons

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