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[04/12/2024 2300z-0300z] ORD: Established 1944

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[04/12/2024 2300z-0300z] ORD: Established 1944
« on: February 27, 2024, 08:54:42 PM »

From an aircraft manufacturing plant during World War II to the busiest passenger airport in the world, the land that O'Hare International Airport currently sits on has been used for aviation activity for almost 100 years. Originally Douglas Field, then Orchard Field, the City of Chicago gave O'Hare its current name in 1949 to honor Edward O'Hare, the U.S. Navy's first flying ace.

A shining symbol of the jet age, O'Hare sported innovative features like the first jet bridge, underground fueling, and rail access from downtown. The airport is always changing, evolving to meet the shifting needs of aviation in the modern age. Come fly with us and celebrate 80 years of O'Hare International Airport.

Event Field: Chicago O'Hare International Airport [KORD], Chicago Midway International Airport [KMDW]
Time: April 12, 2024 2300Z-0300Z [6PM-10PM CDT]