The Park Ridge Historical Society is hosting an event with author Nicholas Selig called “Lost Airports of Chicago: Airfields and Airstrips Near the Des Plaines River” on April 16. According to the release:
The Park Ridge Historical Society welcomes Nicholas Selig, author of the 2013 book, Lost Airports of Chicago, as he presents a speaking program on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Summit of Uptown.
Mr. Selig was involved with flying as a teenage Civil Air Patrol cadet, army and civilian aviation mechanic, charter, freight and corporate pilot, and airline maintenance technician. Based on his travels as a weekend flyer, he wrote his book to give recognition to the many long-forgotten small airports in the Chicago area which played a role in our nation’s aviation history.
The Summit of Uptown is located at 10 North Summit Avenue in Park Ridge. Parking is available at municipal lots to the east (underground) and south (surface parking near Library) of the Summit. There is no admission charge.
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