Chicago Gateway Airports BASS 2018


Chicago Gateway Airports BASS 2018

Michael Prather | - 04/24/2018

Chicago Gateway Airports BASS 2018: Here’s what you need to know about operations, accommodation and transport for Chicago’s four gateway airports: Chicago Midway, Chicago Executive, Aurora Municipal, and Waukegan Regional Airport.  

Chicago Midway International Airport 
  • Coordinates: N41-47.2/W087-45.1 
  • Elevation: 620ft.
  • Magnetic variation: 04W
  • Fuel: Jet/Avgas 
Chicago Executive Airport
  • IATA: PWK 
  • Coordinates: N42-06.9/W087-54.1
  • Elevation: 647ft.
  • Magnetic variation: 02W
  • Fuel: Jet/Avgas 
Aurora Municipal Airport
  • IATA: ARR 
  • Coordinates: N41-46.3/W088-28.5
  • Elevation: 712ft.
  • Magnetic variation: 01 W
  • Fuel: Jet/Avgas 
Waukegan Regional Airport 
  • Coordinates: N42-25.3/W087-52.1
  • Elevation: 727ft.
  • Magnetic variation: 03W
  • Fuel types: Jet/Avgas
  • Private flights and non-scheduled commercial flights may require TSA Waiver
  • There are no restrictions at this time
  • There are no significant NOTAMs at this time
Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS 2018)

The 63rd Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS 2018) gets underway in Chicago from May 10-11. Organized by Flight Safety Foundation and the National Business Aviation Association, the industry forum identifies safety concerns and explores ways to reduce risk and implement initiatives to enhance safety.

For more information on this event, visit: 


Near MDW:

  • Chicago Marriott Midway
  • Holiday Inn Chicago Midway Airport
  • Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Midway
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chicago Midway Airport
  • Hampton Inn Chicago Midway
  • Hyatt Place Chicago Midway

Near PWK:

  • Hilton Chicago Northbrook
  • Crowne Plaza Chicago Northbrook
  • The Westin Chicago North Shore
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Chicago Deerfield/Lincolnshire
  • Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Glenview

15-20 minute drive from ARR:

  • Holiday Inn Aurora North Napierville
  • Hampton Inn and Suites Aurora
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Aurora Napierville

Around UGN:

  • Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center
  • The Lotus Suites
  • Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
  • Hampton Inn Chicago Gurnee

Hotels near BASS 2018:

  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (event location)
  • Swissotel Chicago
  • Fairmont Chicago Millenium Park
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago
  • Comfort Suites Michigan Avenue Loop
  • Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Ground Transport
  • All major car rental companies are available at KMDW
  • KPWK, KARR, KUGN: Local agent will be able to arrange rental cars on your behalf
  • All airports can arrange limousines or taxis for you
  • An extensive public transportation network exists particularly closer to central Chicago

For support with your Flight Ops to Chicago BASS 2018, contact UAS Americas