INTERIM AVIATION PLAN

THE INTERIM PLAN COVERS SIX COUNTIES IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS AND THE TWO NORTHWESTERN COUNTIES OF INDIANA, AN AREA IN WHICH THERE ARE 34 PUBLIC-USE AIRPORTS, TWO MILITARY-ONLY AIRPORTS, AND A NUMBER OF SMALL PRIVATE-USE AIRFIELDS. THREE OF THE PUBLIC-USE AIRPORTS--O'HARE, MIDWAY, AND MEIGS---HAVE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICE, WHILE THE OTHERS, EXCEPT MILITARY AIRPORTS, ARE EXCLUSIVELY GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS. THE PRESENT REPORT PROVIDES A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF AIRPORTS, AIRCRAFT, PILOTS, AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS, AND AIRCRAFT OWNERS IN THE EIGHT- COUNTY METROPOLITAN AREA. THE BASIC CONTENT IS DERIVED FROM THE INVENTORIES, SURVEYS, AND OTHER BACKGROUND MATERIAL CONDUCTED IN 1969 AND 1970. THE REPORT BEGINS WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE 1969 AIRPORT INVENTORY AND AVIATION DATA COLLECTION PHASE; PRESENTS THE RESULTS OF THE VARIOUS AIRPORT, AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT OWNER, AND PILOT SURVEYS; REVIEWS SOME OF THE MAJOR GROUND ACCESS AND AIR TRAVEL CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL AVIATION USERS IN THE REGION; PRESENTS FORECASTS AND THE INCREMENTAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM/PLAN DEVELOPMENT PROCESS; AND CONCLUDES WITH THE STEPS THAT CATS IS TO TAKE IN ITS AVIATION SYSTEM PLANNING PROGRAM IN ORDER TO INSURE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM OF AIRPORTS CAPABLE OF MEETING THE FUTURE AVIATION NEEDS OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 2 APP Rept No CATS 352-06
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chicago Area Transportation Study

    300 West Adams Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Caster, A
    • KETCHAM, R A
    • NewMyer, D A
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 75 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1973 12:00AM