It’s a Small World, After All

I took a wrong turn at Albuquerque (or Bolingbrook, actually), and wound up at an airfield I never knew existed. Although, I think by now we’ve established that there are many places nearby that I never knew existed. Things have a way of hiding in plain sight, don’t they?

Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport was originally built in the 1950s by Oliver Boyd Clow as a private airfield. After some expansion, it became a commercial airport in 1973, and in 2004 ownership was turned over to the Village of Bolingbrook.

Photo of airfield

Bolingbrook’s Clow International Airport

It was threatening to rain when I pulled in, and I really had taken a wrong turn, so I didn’t have much time to stick around. However, I’ll definitely be taking a trip back because this airfield is home to the Illinois Aviation Museum and Charlie’s restaurant. I’m not sure who Charlie is, but his pancakes look delicious.


Ready for take off

In June, they host a special event called the Cavalcade of Planes. I want to go simply because “cavalcade” is such a cool word. Cavalcade. Cavalcade. CAVALCADE! :p Aside from the linguistic appeal, it looks like a really fun time judging from the video below. I’m sad that I didn’t find out about it beforehand–now I have to wait a whole year before I can see it! I’ll have to take the bike out there, for sure, because that parking lot is tiny.

Lastly, you can take flying lessons there! Hmm….maybe after I get this motorcycle thing down. 😉

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