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KMDW Chicago Midway International Airport
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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FAA INFORMATION EFFECTIVE 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Location

FAA Identifier: MDW
Lat/Long: 41-47-09.5000N / 087-45-08.7000W
41-47.158333N / 087-45.145000W
41.7859722 / -87.7524167
(estimated)
Elevation: 619.8 ft. / 188.9 m (surveyed)
Variation: 04W (2015)
From city: 9 miles SW of CHICAGO, IL
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 60638

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 04/1940
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: KANKAKEE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: MDW (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Fire and rescue: ARFF index C
Airline operations: RYS 13R/31L; 13L/31R & 04L/22R NOT AVBL FOR SCHEDULED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 9 PSGR SEATS OR UNSCHEDULED ACR AT LEAST 31 PSGR SEATS. ARFF INDEX "D" EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE WITH 8 HOURS NOTIFICATION TO AIRPORT OPERATIONS 773-838-0677.
International operations: international airport of entry

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.95
WX ASOS: PHONE 773-884-4424
MIDWAY GROUND: 121.65
MIDWAY TOWER: 135.2 269.125
CHICAGO APPROACH: 128.2 126.05
CHICAGO DEPARTURE: 128.2 126.05
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 124.625
CLASS C: 269.125
CLASS C IC: 119.45
CLASS C/S: 135.2
D-ATIS: 132.75
EMERG: 121.5
WX ASOS at ORD (13 nm NW): PHONE 773-462-0118
WX AWOS-3 at IGQ (18 nm SE): 119.275 (708-895-9526)
WX AWOS-3 at GYY (18 nm SE): 134.575 (219-944-0010)
WX AWOS-3 at LOT (19 nm SW): 118.525 (815-588-4802)
WX AWOS-AV at 06C (20 nm NW): 128.275

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance  VOR name  Freq  Var
ORDr149/13.9CHICAGO O'HARE VOR/DME113.9002E
CGTr332/18.4CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC114.2002E
DPAr101/27.4DUPAGE VOR/DME108.4002E
OBKr163/27.6NORTHBROOK VOR/DME113.0002W
JOTr058/29.2JOLIET VORTAC112.3002E
EONr001/31.0PEOTONE VORTAC113.2002E

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A1+
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: LOW
Bulk oxygen: LOW

Runway Information

Runway 13C/31C

Dimensions: 6522 x 150 ft. / 1988 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 61 /F/D/X/T
Single wheel: 95.0
Double wheel: 165.0
Double tandem: 250.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 13C  RUNWAY 31C
Latitude: 41-47.494443N41-46.754460N
Longitude: 087-45.664207W087-44.624433W
Elevation: 607.0 ft.611.6 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 138 magnetic, 134 true318 magnetic, 314 true
Displaced threshold: 463 ft.696 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:6522 TODA:6522 ASDA:6522 LDA:6059TORA:6522 TODA:6522 ASDA:6522 LDA:5826
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown, rollouttouchdown, rollout
Approach lights: RLLSRLLS
Runway end identifier lights: noyes
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DMEILS/DME
Obstructions: 15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 225 ft. right of centerline
RWY 13C APCH RATIO 16:1 AT DSPLCD THLD. TREE 453 FT R 915 FT FROM DSPLCD THLD.
47 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 225 ft. left of centerline
RWY 31C APCH RATIO 24:1 AT DSPLCD THR. TREE 1211 FT FROM DSPLCD THR 459 FT R.

Runway 4R/22L

Dimensions: 6445 x 150 ft. / 1964 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete/grooved, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 62 /F/D/X/T
Single wheel: 95.0
Double wheel: 165.0
Double tandem: 250.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 4R  RUNWAY 22L
Latitude: 41-46.749740N41-47.519850N
Longitude: 087-45.559095W087-44.583513W
Elevation: 619.7 ft.605.2 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 047 magnetic, 043 true227 magnetic, 223 true
Displaced threshold: 518 ft.635 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:6446 TODA:6446 ASDA:6446 LDA:5928TORA:6446 TODA:6446 ASDA:6446 LDA:5812
Markings: precision, in good conditionprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on right (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: touchdown
Runway end identifier lights: yesyes
Centerline lights: yesyes
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS/DME
Obstructions: 15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 325 ft. right of centerline
RWY 04R APCH RATIO 16:1 AT DSPLCD THLD. TREE 547 FT R 1122 FT FROM DSPLCD THLD.
15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 350 ft. left of centerline
RWY 22L APCH RATIO 19:1 AT DSPLCD THLD. LGT POLE 474 FT R 674 FT FROM DSPLCD THLD.

Runway 4L/22R

Dimensions: 5507 x 150 ft. / 1679 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 69 /F/D/X/T
Single wheel: 60.0
Double wheel: 120.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 4L  RUNWAY 22R
Latitude: 41-46.882110N41-47.540227N
Longitude: 087-45.671675W087-44.838142W
Elevation: 618.5 ft.605.2 ft.
Gradient: 0.2%0.2%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 047 magnetic, 043 true227 magnetic, 223 true
Displaced threshold: 758 ft.878 ft.
Declared distances: TORA:5507 TODA:5507 ASDA:5507 LDA:4749TORA:5507 TODA:5507 ASDA:5507 LDA:4629
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 25 ft. left of centerline
RWY 04L APCH RATIO 19:1 AT DSPLCD THLD. TREES 178 FT L 1313 FT FROM DSPLCD THLD.
15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway, 125 ft. right of centerline
RWY 22R APCH RATIO 37:1 AT DSPLCD THR. TREE 2490 FT FROM DSPLCD THR 319 FT L.

Runway 13L/31R

Dimensions: 5141 x 150 ft. / 1567 x 46 m
Surface: asphalt/concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 59 /R/B/W/T
Single wheel: 80.0
Double wheel: 125.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13L  RUNWAY 31R
Latitude: 41-47.538998N41-46.956062N
Longitude: 087-45.476450W087-44.656462W
Elevation: 606.1 ft.608.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.1%0.1%
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 138 magnetic, 134 true318 magnetic, 314 true
Displaced threshold: 752 ft.no
Declared distances: TORA:5141 TODA:5141 ASDA:5141 LDA:4388TORA:5141 TODA:5141 ASDA:5141 LDA:5141
Markings: nonprecision, in good conditionnonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 15 ft. road, 200 ft. from runway
APCH RATIO 1:1 AT DSPLCD THLD. HGR 275 FT L 450 FT DSTC.
34 ft. pole, lighted, 656 ft. from runway, 285 ft. right of centerline, 13:1 slope to clear

Runway 13R/31L

Dimensions: 3859 x 60 ft. / 1176 x 18 m
Surface: asphalt, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity: 
PCN 42 /R/B/X/T
Single wheel: 12.5
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 13R  RUNWAY 31L
Latitude: 41-47.284182N41-46.846285N
Longitude: 087-45.528325W087-44.913083W
Elevation: 606.9 ft.612.9 ft.
Traffic pattern: leftleft
Runway heading: 138 magnetic, 134 true318 magnetic, 314 true
Markings: basic, in good conditionbasic, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: nono
Touchdown point: yes, no lightsyes, no lights
Obstructions: 55 ft. tree, 1504 ft. from runway, 214 ft. right of centerline, 23:1 slope to clear59 ft. tree, 1737 ft. from runway, 147 ft. right of centerline, 26:1 slope to clear

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records

Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: CITY OF CHICAGO
5700 S. CICERO
CHICAGO, IL 60638
Phone 773-838-0608
Manager: ERIN O'DONNELL
5700 S CICERO
CHICAGO, IL 60638
Phone 773-838-0608
ARPT OPNS 773-838-0677.

Airport Operational Statistics

Aircraft based on the field: 60
Single engine airplanes: 9
Multi engine airplanes: 2
Jet airplanes: 37
Helicopters: 2
Military aircraft: 10
    
Aircraft operations: avg 693/day *
74% commercial
15% transient general aviation
11% air taxi
<1% military
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2016

Additional Remarks

E60-31C ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 210 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 31C.
E60-22L ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 346 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 22L.
E60-13C ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 190 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 13C.
E60-04R ENGINEERED MATERIALS ARRESTING SYSTEM (EMAS) 249 FT IN LENGTH BY 170 FT IN WIDTH LCTD AT THE DER 04R.
TWY A CLSD TO ACFT OVR 79 FT WINGSPAN.
ASDE-X IN USE. OPERATE TRANSPONDERS WITH ALTITUDE REPORTING MODE AND ADS-B (IF EQUIPPED) ENABLED ON ALL AIRPORT SURFACES.
TWY F CLSD TO ACFT OVR 94 FT WINGSPAN.
RY 13R/31L CLSD TO FLT OPS WHEN ACFT OVR 79 FT WINGSPAN ARE ON TWY F.
NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES: ALL DEPARTURES ARE REQUESTED TO EXPEDITE CLIMB THROUGH 1500 FT MSL 2200-0600 DLY.
ARPT CLSD TO SOLO STUDENT TRAINING.
BIRDS ON & INVOF ARPT.
CLOSE-IN OBST ALL RYS EXCEPT RY 13R/31L TOO NUMEROUS TO ITEMIZE.
RY 22L PREFERRED DEP RY 2200-0700.

Instrument Procedures

NOTE: All procedures below are presented as PDF files. If you need a reader for these files, you should download the free Adobe Reader.

NOT FOR NAVIGATION. Please procure official charts for flight.
FAA instrument procedures published for use between 14 September 2017 at 0901Z and 12 October 2017 at 0900Z.

 
STARs - Standard Terminal Arrivals
ENDEE FOUR (RNAV)   2 pages: [1] [2] (445KB)
FISSK FOUR (RNAV)   download (257KB)
GOSHEN SEVEN   download (248KB)
MOTIF FIVE   2 pages: [1] [2] (399KB)
PANGG THREE (RNAV)   download (264KB)
 
IAPs - Instrument Approach Procedures
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 04R   download (299KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 13C   download (272KB)
ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 31C   download (275KB)
RNAV (RNP) X RWY 22L   download (210KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 04R   download (230KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 13C   download (246KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 22L   download (215KB)
RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 31C   download (218KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 04L   download (211KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 13L   download (227KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 22R   download (223KB)
RNAV (GPS) RWY 31R   download (243KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 04R   download (269KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 13C   download (239KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 22L   download (228KB)
RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 31C   download (228KB)
NOTE: Special Alternate Minimums apply   download
 
Departure Procedures
CICERO EIGHT   2 pages: [1] [2] (835KB)
MIDWAY TWO   2 pages: [1] [2] (837KB)
NOTE: Special Take-Off Minimums/Departure Procedures apply   download

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KLOT - Lewis University Airport (19 nm SW)
 
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Sunrise and sunset
Times for 21-Sep-2017
 Local
(UTC-5)
 Zulu
(UTC)
Morning civil twilight06:1111:11
Sunrise06:3811:38
Sunset18:5023:50
Evening civil twilight19:1800:18

Current date and time
Zulu (UTC)  22-Sep-2017 04:06:31
Local (UTC-5)  21-Sep-2017 23:06:31
 
METAR
KMDW 220353Z 18006KT 10SM BKN180 OVC250 29/21 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP149 T02940206
4IS3 
7nm E 
SuperAWOS
220335Z AUTO 17009G13KT 120V220 10SM 28/22 A3006
KORD 
14nm NW 
220351Z 17005KT 10SM BKN160 BKN250 28/21 A3001 RMK AO2 SLP156 T02780211
KIGQ 
18nm SE 
220355Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM CLR 25/22 A3003 RMK AO2 T02470216
KGYY 
18nm SE 
220355Z AUTO 16003KT 10SM CLR 23/21 A3003 RMK AO2 T02340212
KLOT 
19nm SW 
220355Z AUTO 17006KT 10SM CLR 25/21 A3002 RMK AO2 T02530206
TAF
KMDW 212111Z 2121/2218 18006KT P6SM SCT250 FM221400 20009KT P6SM FEW250
KORD 
14nm NW 
212111Z 2121/2224 18006KT P6SM SCT060 BKN250 TEMPO 2122/2124 09007KT FM221400 20008KT P6SM FEW250 FM221800 19010KT P6SM FEW250
KGYY 
18nm SE 
211720Z 2118/2218 07007KT P6SM SCT250 FM220100 16005KT P6SM FEW250 FM221400 20009KT P6SM FEW250
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FBO, Fuel Providers, and Aircraft Ground Support

  
 Business Name 
 
 Contact 
 
 Services / Description 
 
Fuel Prices
 
Comments
  
Signature Flight Support ASRI 128.925
773-767-4400
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[email]

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Atlantic Aviation ASRI 131.425
773-582-5720
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Aviation fuel, Aircraft parking (ramp or tiedown), Hangars, Passenger terminal and lounge, Rental cars, Courtesy transportation, Pilots lounge / snooze room, ...
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B. Coleman Aviation
ASRI 130.35
219-750-1508
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At KGYY (Gary/Chicago International Airport), 18 miles ESE

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We are also Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana's finest choice for a CAA preferred FBO!

Onsite aircraft maintenance is available by Infinity Aircraft Services.
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100LL Jet A
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Gary Jet Center
ASRI 130.95
219-944-1210
toll-free 1-800-892-8178
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At KGYY (Gary/Chicago International Airport), 18 miles ESE

Avoid the high costs of Midway, and get to downtown Chicago with a similar drive-time. Privately owned and operated for 25 years, our FBO can save you tremendous amounts on fuel, landing and hangar fees, while getting you and your passengers downtown in 25 minutes once you arrive. A 2013 Boeing Supplier of the Year, our service is second to none.
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Aviation Businesses, Services, and Facilities

  
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 Services / Description 
 
Distance
 
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AM Air Service LLC 847-602-1888
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