Daley's constituency is made up not of pilots, but of people that want
handouts, and people for whom his "machine" does favors. Pilots in Chicago
have no say because for every one of us, there are 25,000 of them. And
whenever its convenient, Daley plays the "class warfare" game like a good
Democrat does, taking full advantage of the very ignorant in order to stay
That's the "Chicago" way and one reason why this place has its reputation.
In the city itself, you mean for every Chicagoan who is a pilot there are
250,000 non-pilot citizens?
Besides the betrayal of Meigs, does everyone know about the "Rape of CVS"? CVS
is Chicago Vocational School. This was a public high school in the city where
aviation was also taught. In WW2, the Navy provided aircraft for training.(As
far as I've benn told, Dauntlesses, Devastators, Avengers, etc.) As late as
1974, the USAF supplied two T-33 aircraft for training. Since that time the
aviation program went derilict and the hangers on the school property were left
in disarray. Last summer, the last of the aircraft, parts and aviation tools
were removed. All that is left are the large double bay wood-roofed hangers on
school property. From the outside, you can see the two gantrys that the Navy
installed in WW2 for engine removal and run-ups. No one in Chicago cared about
this vocational training facility and let it completely run down. This
includes Jesse, Richie and all their henchmen. Thus Chicago has lost one more
aviation asset in a string of long losses.