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PWK Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: PWK / KPWK
Airport Name: Chicago Executive Airport
Location: Chicago/Prospect Heights/Wheeling, Illinois, United States
GPS Coordinates: 42°6'51"N by 87°54'6"W
Area Served: Chicago
Operator/Owner: City of Prospect Heights and Village of Wheeling
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 647 feet (197 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Chicago Executive Airport (PWK):

  • Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) has 3 runways.
  • Charlie Priester kept an FBO at the airport along with a charter company called Priester Aviation.
  • Because of Chicago Executive Airport's relatively low elevation of 647 feet, planes can take off or land at Chicago Executive Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The furthest airport from Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 11,069 miles (17,813 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • In August 2006, trustees from the village of Wheeling and alderman from the City Council of Prospect Heights voted to approve a name change.
  • The closest airport to Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), which is located only 9 miles (15 kilometers) S of PWK.
  • The airport opened in 1925 as Gauthier's Flying Field.

Map of Nearest Airports from Chicago Executive Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Chicago Executive Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19.37 miles (15.08 km) SChicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)Chicago, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago O'Hare International Airport on a map Set ORD as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago O'Hare International Airport
221.35 miles (34.37 km) NWaukegan National Airport (UGN)Chicago / Waukegan, Illinois, United StatesView Waukegan National Airport on a map Set UGN as destination Airport Get more information about Waukegan National Airport
322.84 miles (36.76 km) SWDuPage Airport (DPA)West Chicago, Illinois, United StatesView DuPage Airport on a map Set DPA as destination Airport Get more information about DuPage Airport
423.93 miles (38.51 km) SSEChicago Midway International Airport (MDW)Chicago, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago Midway International Airport on a map Set MDW as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago Midway International Airport
533.29 miles (53.57 km) NKenosha Regional Airport (ENW)Kenosha, Wisconsin, United StatesView Kenosha Regional Airport on a map Set ENW as destination Airport Get more information about Kenosha Regional Airport
636.43 miles (58.62 km) SSWLewis University Airport (LOT)Chicago / Romeoville, Illinois, United StatesView Lewis University Airport on a map Set LOT as destination Airport Get more information about Lewis University Airport
737.80 miles (60.84 km) SWChicago/Aurora Municipal Airport (AUZ)Aurora, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport on a map Set AUZ as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago/Aurora Municipal Airport
842.61 miles (68.58 km) SEGary/Chicago International Airport (GYY)Gary, Indiana (near Chicago), United StatesView Gary/Chicago International Airport on a map Set GYY as destination Airport Get more information about Gary/Chicago International Airport
943.55 miles (70.09 km) SSWJoliet Regional Airport (JOT)Joliet, Illinois, United StatesView Joliet Regional Airport on a map Set JOT as destination Airport Get more information about Joliet Regional Airport
1044.88 miles (72.22 km) NJohn H. Batten Airport (RAC)Racine, Wisconsin, United StatesView John H. Batten Airport on a map Set RAC as destination Airport Get more information about John H. Batten Airport
1157.56 miles (92.63 km) NGeneral Mitchell International AirportMitchell Field (MKE)Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesView General Mitchell International AirportMitchell Field on a map Set MKE as destination Airport Get more information about General Mitchell International AirportMitchell Field
1261.49 miles (98.96 km) WChicago Rockford International Airport (RFD)Rockford, Illinois, United StatesView Chicago Rockford International Airport on a map Set RFD as destination Airport Get more information about Chicago Rockford International Airport
1362.39 miles (100.41 km) ESEMichigan City Municipal Airport (MGC)Michigan City, Indiana, United StatesView Michigan City Municipal Airport on a map Set MGC as destination Airport Get more information about Michigan City Municipal Airport
1464.84 miles (104.36 km) SEPorter County Regional Airport (VPZ)Valparaiso, Indiana, United StatesView Porter County Regional Airport on a map Set VPZ as destination Airport Get more information about Porter County Regional Airport
1566.28 miles (106.66 km) NNWWaukesha County Airport (UES)Waukesha, Wisconsin, United StatesView Waukesha County Airport on a map Set UES as destination Airport Get more information about Waukesha County Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Chicago Executive Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Chicago Executive Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,068.74 miles (17,813.36 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
211,045.29 miles (17,775.63 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
311,029.17 miles (17,749.68 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
411,020.49 miles (17,735.71 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
510,974.65 miles (17,661.94 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
610,968.23 miles (17,651.61 km) WAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
710,961.86 miles (17,641.35 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
810,951.52 miles (17,624.72 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
910,934.47 miles (17,597.28 km) WSWKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
1010,926.51 miles (17,584.47 km) WSWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1110,874.64 miles (17,500.99 km) WSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1210,842.14 miles (17,448.69 km) WSWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1310,833.27 miles (17,434.42 km) WSWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1410,823.23 miles (17,418.26 km) WSWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,781.52 miles (17,351.13 km) SWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport