Tag Archives: Illinois

City Takes Over FBO In Hopes of Increasing Traffic

RANTOUL, ILL. – Like many small towns that lose their fixed base operator, the City of Rantoul, Illinois, has decided to take over the fixed base operation. This decision came about as a result of Rusty’s Flying Service not wishing … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Restaurant

BOLINGBROOK, ILL. – Pilots looking for an airport restaurant in northern Illinois should check out “Charlie’s Restaurant” at Clow International Airport (1C5), Bolingbrook, Illinois. Charlie’s is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, 7 days a week and occasionally hosts … Continue reading

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Priester Aviation Names Andy Priester President & CEO

WHEELING, ILL. – Andrew (Andy) Priester has been named president and chief executive officer of Priester Aviation, LLC, the third generation of the family-owned and operated company headquatered at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) in Wheeling, Illinois. The torch was originally … Continue reading

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Quad Cities International Airport… A Quick Look Back In History

In 1910, a Rock River valley pasture known as “Franing Field” near Moline, Illinois, was selected for the first coast-to-coast flight by U.S. Army aircraft. Three men leased 30 acres in this pasture, and it officially became an airport. One … Continue reading

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Illinois Aviation Conference Addresses Fuel Fraud Taxes & Unfair Competition

by Jim Bildilli ST. CHARLES, ILL. – The 2012 Illinois Aviation Conference was held May 22-23, 2012 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, and started with a hangar party at the DuPage County Airport. Kicking off the first … Continue reading

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In The Land of Lincoln… Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is located in the heart of Sangamon County, Illinois, approximately 3 miles north of the city of Springfield, Illinois. The original development at Capital Airport was initiated in 1946 and completed in 1947 as the result … Continue reading

Posted in Airports, All Features, Aug/Sept 2011, Features | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Great Lakes Have Become Even Greater!

by Bill Bill Blake AOPA Great Lakes Regional Representative I am very pleased to report that the states of Iowa and Missouri have been added to the AOPA Great Lakes Region, bringing the total to seven (7) states. I look forward … Continue reading

Posted in AOPA, AOPA Great Lakes Report, Columns, March/April 2012 | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Illinois Names New Chief of Aviation Safety

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Linda Schumm has joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Aeronautics as Bureau Chief of Aviation Safety. Schumm, who has been active in the aviation community since 1984, holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, Senior … Continue reading

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