Video: landing a Cessna at Chicago O’Hare


Chicago O’Hare Airport is not usually the place to find a single engine Cessna, but landing there is exactly what these two pilots set out to do. Ride along for a scenic tour of Chicago at night, then watch the Cessna fit into the onslaught of airline traffic and land at the 6th busiest airport in the world. Challenging? For sure. Fun? Absolutely.

Video courtesy of Aviation101.

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Coming from an aviation family, John grew up in the back of small airplanes and learned to fly as a teenager. Ever since, he has been hooked on anything with wings and regularly flies a Citabria, a Pilatus PC-12 and a Robinson R44 helicopter. He is an ATP and also holds ratings for multiengine, seaplanes, gliders, and helicopters. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Air Facts, John is a Vice President at Sporty’s Pilot Shop, responsible for new product development and marketing.


  1. Very cool! I got to fly jump-seat on a NWA 747 in the late 70’s. Other than that….it’s the only time I’ve been front and center going into O’Hare. Flew into Midway a ton of times….not anywhere near as intense as O’Hare though! Good job! Great video!

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