Day 47

The former Meigs Field

May 12th, 2010

From Wikipedia:

In a controversial move on March 31, 2003, Mayor Daley ordered private crews to destroy the runway in the middle of the night, bulldozing large X-shaped gouges into the runway surface. The required notice was not given to the Federal Aviation Administration or the owners of airplanes tied down at the field, and as a result sixteen planes were left stranded at an airport with no operating runway, and an incoming flight was diverted.


  1. Mom says:

    Is this the field we walked on a cold November afternoon?

  2. Troy and Christina says:

    Hope everything went well walking into Chicago. Cailynn from Wheeler, IN just made a comment about how much rain we are getting and hope that man is not walking now. The girls talk about you frequently and have been looking on your website to see how far you have gone daily. Have a dry and safe night.

    • Matt Green says:

      Thanks! I’m safe and sound (and dry) at my brother’s place in Chicago now, and I’ll get a few good days of rest here before setting off again.

  3. Jason Eppink says:

    That is a CA-RAZY story!

  4. Rob says:

    Old MS Flight Simulator buffs will recognize Meigs Field as the default runway in the older versions of the game.

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