Straight Up | Letters | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Letters

Straight Up



To the editors:

Your "airport" article [January 4] reminds me of a thought I had long ago.

What we need, rather than more monstrous airports is a new type of aircraft.

A larger, commercially feasible, "jump-jet" type of aircraft, which wouldn't require lengthy and diverse runways is what is needed, and eventually will be developed.

What if such aircraft became available before we've finished our new monster of an airport? What happens to all the projections then?

I have the feeling we are investing all our money in new stables, while somewhere a Henry Ford is tinkering in his garage.

Walt Morris

N. Wells

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  →