[Freeware] Merril C. Meigs Field (KCGX) - Meigs is back! [Update 1.4 - Big Update]

Meigs Field… No need to explain the nostalgic importance of this airfield… Remember those good old days again with this full recreation of Meigs Field!

Take off again from runway 36 and see the Chicago buildings landscape in the background, just like 20 years ago :wink:

Or simply enjoy this magnificent field to plan your trips around Chicago.

  • Historically accurate runway and, taxiways and parking areas.
  • Full night lighting.
  • Full ATC functionality.
  • VASI22 (historically accurate).
  • Ground services such as push-backs and fuel refueling.
  • Complete remake of the bay and docks by the side of the airport.
  • An much more!

Enjoy!!!

DOWNLOAD HERE v.1.4

Install instructions

  1. Remove any previous installation on the “community” folder.
  2. Unzip.
  3. Copy the folder “guillermozulueta-meigs” on “C:\Users[YOUR_USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages\Community”.
  4. Enjoy

Version 1.4

  • Finally solved the ground pump issue. Now runway, taxiways and aprons are “smooth” concrete, as they should be :wink:
  • Added ATC functionality: Ground, Tower and Ground services (including pushback and fuel).
  • Complete rework of taxiways and parking areas (three different parking areas: “Parking (center)”, “North parking” and “South parking”.
  • Corrected the missing lights problem in some areas of the taxiways. Now all lights are perfectly aligned with taxiway edges.
  • Added new textures for parking slots.

Airport Charts::

If you would like to support this project (or just to invite to a cup of coffee to remember those good old flight days) it would be much appreciated!

Thank you!!!

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Awesome, Thanks

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This is awesome, thanks so much!

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Very nice; makes an old man happy. Adler Planetarium would be a nice addition.

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It is! It’s the stock photogrammetry model at the end of the island. Or do you mean other building?

Awesome :slight_smile:

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Here’s the perfect nostalgia flightplan:

KCGX -> -CGT -> EON -> IKK -> RBS -> KCMI

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An important currently ficticious addition for all of us old Flight Simmers that learned to fly from Meigs in the early days of MS Flight Sim :slight_smile:

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Don’t want to be a know-it-all, but I think you got the runway orientation wrong. When I select RWY 36 I have to take off southward. :slight_smile:

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Really?? Does the plane look to 180 when you select runway 36? I will check.

It’s not a MS Flight Simulator without Meigs Fiels.
First start, first landing and many crashes in between (sorry John Hancock).

Many thanks!

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Thank you and I hope you enjoy it!!

Yeah, thats sooo great…you made my day! Many thanks! :grin:
The only thing i miss so far is the VASI on Rwy36.
And all the concrete surfaces look good, but seem a bit too rough…i’ve never been at Meigs Field unfortunately, but my C152 does horribly squeak and moan while rolling and bouncing over the apron :wink:

PS: support sent :+1:t2:

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Thanks a lot!! Will definitively have a look at the materials and roughness and correct the smoothness. VASI is well noted for the next update :wink: thanks for the comments and the support! And hope you are enjoying it!

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Wow I thought Orbx would surely be first to release CGX - well done.

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Many thanks! Hope u enjoy it!

thank you so much for your hard work… this takes me back a few years.

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Many thanks! That’s the purpose why I did it. It also takes me back to those days, and makes me realize how far flight simulation has come over the years…

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Wow! Definitely brings back memories! This is so cool!

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Thanks! Glad you like it!