Arif Studio Releases Chicago Executive Airport for MSFS

Arif Studio has recently released their rendition of Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) for Microsoft Flight Simulator, a public airport serving northwestern Chicago with a yearly average of 108,000 aircraft movements.

It opened in 1925 as Gauthier’s Flying Field in the village of Wheeling (Cook County, Illinois), purchased and developed by George J. Priester in 1953, who installed paved runways, lighting, hangars, and an ATC tower. It was then sold in 1986 by George’s son, Charlie, to the city of Prospect Heights and Wheeling, when it was renamed Palwaukee Municipal Airport.

The current name was given in late 2006 after trustees from the village voted to approve a name change, better positioning the airport as a private aviation gateway to Chicago due to its proximity to the city.

According to 2022 data, 80% of the yearly movements correspond to general aviation traffic, 20% to air taxi, and less than 1% are military. There are 296 aircraft based at the airport.

The scenery features an accurate rendition of the airport, with a recreation of all the hangars, numerous static objects, landside buildings, non-PBR texturing for file size optimization, custom night lighting, and more.

It’s available on SimMarket for roughly $8.52, requiring at least 31.18 MB of free hard disk space to install.

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