May 1, 2020


The view from our condo on the north side of Chicago gives me the opportunity to see flights on approach to both O’Hare and Midway Airports. The night view is especially compelling; I can easily see flights on approach to Midway. However, the skies over Chicago have been noticeably quiet since the Coronavirus concerns began. Midway doesn’t seem to have much night traffic at all and the flight going into O’Hare have no need to get in line over Lake Michigan, so they’re using closer fixes to the airport to make their final approach.

It’s interesting, but it’s sad at the same time. It’s a sign of the times.

We are on the front line of history right now. Generations to come will read about what we’re doing right now. How did we respond to the pandemic of 2020?

I know what I want history books to say. I fear not enough people think the way I do.

Boy, I sure miss watching the regular flights in Midway and O’Hare.