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Lost Airports of Chicago (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Nicholas C. Selig

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To book a ride on the "World's Shortest Airline" or learn aerial stunts from the redheaded widow of Lawrence Avenue, you've got to go through the airports buried beneath the housing developments and shopping malls of Chicagoland. Many of these airports sprang up after World War I, when training killed more pilots than combat, and the aviation pioneers who developed Chicago's flying fields played a critical role in getting the nation ready to dare the skies in World War II. Author Nick Selig has rolled wheels on his fair share of Chicago's landing strips but faces an entirely new challenge in touching down in places being swallowed by a city and forgotten by history.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 3426 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 142
  • Editore: The History Press (4 febbraio 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00BBFU44U
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Amazon.com: 4.7 su 5 stelle  11 recensioni
2 di 2 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle A Lifetime of Research 14 febbraio 2013
Di M. Lynch - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Nick Selig has been lecturing and showing slides about the Lost Airports of Chicago for years, and this book is the culmination of decades of first-hand research by him. There is no one more knowledgeable about this topic than Nick, and it is terrific to finally have the definitive book on this topic. "Lost Airports of Chicago" is an invaluable book in preserving the aviation past of the Chicago region, and this work should be in anyone's library who loves Chicago's history.
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4.0 su 5 stelle interesting stories about the ghost airports of yesteryear 25 novembre 2013
Di lindapanzo - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
When I was a kid, in the 1960s, and we were travelling from the city to our summer cottage in northern Lake County, we'd always pass by Sky Harbor Airport. I'd always wonder what was going on there and would always bring it to someone's attention "hey, there's the little airport." I was fascinated but never managed to get there. Then it closed, in about 1973, I think, and I never made it there, though one of the old hangars is a restaurant now, I believe.

I had no idea about this but, over the years, more than 40 small country airports in Chicagoland have closed, including Sky Harbor Airport in Northbrook, IL and Chicagoland Airport, in what was Half Day, IL but is now Lincolnshire.

The author has penned an interesting little book full of stories about the ghost airports and the people who flew from and/or worked at these little airports way back when.

Fascinating information about little-known airports of yesteryear that, sadly, have closed and are now part of subdivisions, shopping malls, office complexes, and other modern places.
5.0 su 5 stelle Old-Time airports of Chicago-area 11 gennaio 2014
Di Jean LaFitte - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
This is a great book for any pilot or person interested in civil aviation! I liked it, in part, because i used to fly in the area, also I was an air traffic controller at both Midway (MDW) and O'Hare (ORD) airports, and was very familiar with the airport landscape of the area. When I was in training at MDW, the older controllers that trained me, talked about Herman Wilhelmi, an Eastern Airlines pilot they were friends with, and told the story about his landing the DC3 down at his farm when Midway, then called Chicago Municipal Airport, was socked in. Also, I personally have landed at Sanger, Kankakee-Koerner, Hinsdale and other Chicagoland airports now long gone. It's a great remembrance of days gone by! I bought 5 copies and gave them to pilot buddies of mine - and my old flight instructor too!
5.0 su 5 stelle Wonderful Historical Capture of Chicago Aviation 12 marzo 2013
Di G Selig - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Nick Selig has been sharing these stories with us since my youth (I am his nephew). Having received my copy, I just ordered two more so as to loan out to others I work and am friends with to keep up with demand. The stories capture an era of aviation history and and era for the development of the Chicago area area which is incredibly intriguing. We are so happy that he has taken the time to capture his historical narrative for a larger audience to enjoy. It is wonderful!
5.0 su 5 stelle Great little book! 7 marzo 2014
Di CalGeorge - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
This book brought back memories of my aviation experiences learning to fly and teaching in the Chicago area. I started flying in '68 and many of the airports that Nick talks about were already gone. I saw many of the rest of them go away.
I met and flew with some of the characters in these stories.
Great job, Nick. Brought back memories and filled in many holes in my knowledge.
Keep the blue side up in triple nickel Mike.

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