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The most Chicago thing ever happened 20 years ago — an airport was bulldozed overnightWhen the sun came up over Chicago on March 31, 2003, it shone down on six large Xs that were bulldozed overnight into the runway of a small downtown airport. (www.wbez.org) More...
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For any of you who like 'flying' on your home computer, the newest version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator (MSFS) recently put Meigs back in (along with Hong Kong's Kai Tak)
How many of us flew a 172 from Meigs and immediately contacted O'Hare for a full stop landing :)
I remember a friend showing me MSFS when it first came out, Meigs was the default (or maybe one of them), anyway it was the one used to demo the software.
Meigs Field was the default starting location for Microsoft Flight Simulator from 1982 until FSX in 2006.
That was years ago, though. After the demolition, Meigs disappeared from the sim until just a few months ago.
I remember a photo of Meigs field on the cover of AOPA magazine with the caption, "Meigs Saved". Yeah, not for long. F'n Daley