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Heliport Information

Vertiport Chicago is a private facility, open to authorized users. Prior permission and/or landing reservations are required (PPR).

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Identifier: 43IL
Lat/Long: 41°51’47.3″N / 87°40’12.4″W, 41.863754/ -87.670105 (estimated)
Elevation: 619.8 ft.
Variation: 04W (2015)
From city: 2.6 miles SW of CHICAGO, IL city center
Time zone: UTC -6 (UTC -5 during Daylight Saving Time)
Zip code: 60608

Heliport Ownership & Management

Ownership: Privately held
Owner: Vertiport Chicago 1339 South Wood Street Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: +1 312 995 6100
Manager: Daniel Mojica, Executive Director
1339 South Wood Street Chicago, IL 60608

Heliport Operations

Airport use: Private – Open to the public by permission
Normal Hours Operation: Open 24 hours/day
Activation date: 03/2015
Sectional chart: CHICAGO
Control tower: No
NOTAMs facility: TBD
Attendance: Continuous
Wind indicator: Lighted
Segmented circle: No
Beacon: Red-White-Green (Lighted Heliport)
Operates sunset to sunrise.
Landing fee: Yes
Fire and rescue: None
Airline operations: None
International operations: None

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 123.05
MIDWAY TOWER: 118.7 269.125
CHICAGO APPROACH: 128.2 126.05
CLASS C: 269.125
CLASS C IC: 119.45
CLASS C/S: 135.2
D-ATIS: 132.75
EMERG: 121.5
WX ASOS at MDW (6.7 nm SW): PHONE 773-581-8094
WX ASOS at ORD (14 nm NW): PHONE 773-462-0118
WX AWOS-3 at IGQ (18 nm SE): 119.275 (708-895-9526)
WX AWOS-3 at GYY (18 nm SE): 134.575 (219-944-0010)
WX AWOS-3 at LOT (19 nm SW): 118.525 (815-588-4802)

Helipad Information

Helipad 7 Dimensions: 78 x 78 ft. / 23.8 x 23.8 m
Helipads 1-6, 8 Dimensions: 65 X 65 ft. / 19.8 x 19.8 m
Surface: concrete, smooth surface, in excellent condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 50.0
Runway edge lights: PERI
Traffic Pattern: Left
Markings: Standard in excellent condition
Instrument approach: None
Obstructions: TBD
Fuel available: Jet-A , Full Service Only
APU / GPU: Yes
Landing Dolly: Yes (15,000# limit)
Parking: Hangars and Tie Downs
Airframe service: None
Powerplant service: None

Instrument Procedures

There are no published instrument procedures at Vertiport Chicago. Nearby airports with instrument procedures include:

  • KMDW – Chicago Midway International Airport (7nm SW)
  • KORD – Chicago O’Hare International Airport (14 nm NW)
  • KPWK – Chicago Executive Airport (21 nm NW)
  • KGYY – Gary/Chicago International Airport (22 nm SE)

Driving Directions

Vertiport Chicago is located on a 10-acre site at 1339 S. Wood Street in the Illinois Medical District. The public entrance located on Wood Street. It is bordered by Hastings Street to the north, 15th Street to the south, the CTA Pink Line to the east and Wood Street to the west.