Lakefront Plane Watching

Laura PetersAviation

Living close to the lakefront in downtown Chicago is a big advantage when it comes to watching aircraft. The O’Hare and Midway arrival patterns take planes right over the shoreline and my favorite times to watch are golden hours. When the wind is from the west, you can bet that planes will be landing on 28C 27L and 27R at O’Hare. Same story for the new RNAV approaches at Midway.


The new RNAV approaches have general aviation aircraft and Midway arrivals a little closer than before. GA pilots on the lakefront must be careful to stay under 2500.



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