Video – 727 landing at Meigs Field

Did you ever try landing an airliner at Meigs Field in Microsoft Flight Simulator? Of course you did! Everyone did! 🙂
Well, I found this video at YouTube showing an United 727-100 landing right there in 1992.
It is used as exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, which is located near Meigs Field.

As you might know, unfortunately Meigs Field was closed in 2003 in a controversial move by Chicago Mayor and turned into Northerly Island park. Read the whole story at is running a campaign for building the “Bessie Coleman Skypark” at former Meigs Field area. Featuring parkscape, Air Museum, educational facilities, airfield, event and activity options.

You can help to turn this great idea into reality!

There are 2 online petitions available for you to sign.

  • A general petition opposing the closure of Meigs Field and the way in which it was done is available here.
  • Another (newer) petition in support of the Parks and Planes proposal is available here.