Lost Airports of Chicago

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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.
ISBN: 9781609499006
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Lost
Images: 29
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Nick Selig has been in the aviation industry for more than two decades. His huge range of jobs has included teenage Civil Air Patrol Cadet, Army Aviation Mechanic, civilian general aviation mechanic, Piper Cub flight instructor, and instrument flight instructor. Selig also worked as a charter, freight and corporate pilot.
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