Frequent photo contributor Albert L Dyer sent in these photos, taken at Hinckley Airport in Illinois, just outside of Chicago O’Hare airspace.
“It is surrounded by farmlands rich in green crops,” he begins. “It’s a peacefully quiet airport. Hinckley is an airport with golf course smooth turf that primarily operates a glider operation. There are plenty of chairs outside the operations building to sit in for seekers like me to watch. This I found to be a very soothing experience.
Answering questions from the local folks that just stopped by to “set a spell” and watch, to those who fly in, one question seems to always be asked…and perhaps over time answered a thousand times already, “where can you fly if you don’t have an engine?” [Read more…]