Location

 

Avel Flight School is located at DuPage Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

Avel Flight School is in the West of Chicagoland area. Being a flight school based in Chicago, it lies within the  Class Bravo Airspace of O’Hare International Airport, and near several other busy airports including Midway International, Chicago Executive, and Aurora Airport making it one of the busiest air spaces in the world. Therefore, it offers one of the best opportunities for student pilots to gain high quality flying experience vital in shaping one’s career as a professional pilot.

DuPage Airport (DPA) is located just one hour from the heart of Chicago downtown and is one of North America’s premier airport set in 2,800 acres of property.

With DuPage Airport as our home base, we offer a one of the kind airport training environment in Illinois with four active runways, two ILS approaches and a 1 million square foot apron. At 7,571 feet long and 150 feet wide, the airport’s primary runway is the second longest in the Chicago area after O’Hare Airport and is capable of accommodating corporate aircraft including the Boeing Business Jet.

DuPage Airport is easily accessible from North Avenue IL-64 via Powis Road entrance. Our school is conveniently  located in West Chicago and is easily commutable for residents within the Chicagoland area. Available near Avel Flight School are excellent residential areas for accommodation, numerous restaurants, shopping mall and grocery stores.

During your time with us at Avel Flight School, you will enjoy your flight training at this great Chicago location and experience the vibrance of this fantastic city.

 

Location

FAA Identifier: DPA
Lat/Long: 41-54-25.4000N / 088-14-52.8000W 41-54.423333N / 088-14.880000W 41.9070556 / -88.2480000 (estimated)
Elevation: 758.6 ft. / 231.2 m (surveyed)
Variation: 01W (1985)
From city: 29 miles W of central business district of the associated city
Time zone: UTC -5 (UTC -6 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 60185

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 03/1943
Sectional chart: CHICAGO
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: CHICAGO CENTER
FSS: KANKAKEE FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: DPA (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: CONTINUOUS
Pattern altitude: 1558.6 ft. MSL
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: No
Lights: ATC-CTL
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
International operations: US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT. US CUSTOMS USER FEE ARPT.

Airport Communications

UNICOM: 122.95
ATIS: 132.075
WX ASOS: PHONE 630-584-2728
DUPAGE GROUND: 121.8
DUPAGE TOWER: 120.9 257.8 124.5
CHICAGO APPROACH: 133.5
CHICAGO DEPARTURE: 133.5
CLEARANCE DELIVERY: 119.75
WX ASOS at ARR (13 nm SW): PHONE 630-466-4024
WX ASOS at ORD (16 nm E): PHONE 773-462-0118
WX AWOS-3 at LOT (19 nm S): 118.525 (815-588-4802)
WX ASOS at PWK (20 nm NE): PHONE 847-465-0291
  • ELEV 749.5

Nearby radio navigation aids

VOR radial/distance    VOR name    Freq    Var
DPAr076/4.7 DUPAGE VOR/DME 108.40 02E
ORDr250/16.1 CHICAGO O’HARE VOR/DME 113.90 02E
JOTr006/21.9 JOLIET VORTAC 112.30 02E
OBKr217/23.0 NORTHBROOK VOR/DME 113.00 02W
CGTr306/38.5 CHICAGO HEIGHTS VORTAC 114.20 02E

 

NDB name    Hdg/Dist                                                                   Freq              Var    ID
DEANA 250/10.5 350 00E ME  — .

Airport Services

Fuel available: 100LL JET-A
Parking: hangars and tiedowns
Airframe service: MAJOR
Powerplant service: MAJOR
Bottled oxygen: HIGH/LOW
Bulk oxygen: HIGH/LOW

Runway Information

 

Runway 2L/20R

Dimensions: 7571 x 150 ft. / 2308 x 46 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 45.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 2L RUNWAY 20R
Latitude: 41-53.641812N 41-54.851242N
Longitude: 088-15.212793W 088-14.808717W
Elevation: 750.9 ft. 755.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: Left left
Runway heading: 015 magnetic, 014 true 195 magnetic, 194 true
Markings: precision, in good condition precision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
RVR equipment: RY 02L RVR ANT IS LOCTD AT THLD.
Approach lights: MALSR: 1,400 foot medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator lights
Centerline lights: Yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, lighted yes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS
Obstructions: None 79 ft. tree, 2823 ft. from runway, 475 ft. right of centerline, 33:1 slope to clear

 

Runway 2R/20L

Dimensions: 6451 x 100 ft. / 1966 x 30 m
Surface: concrete/grooved, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 45.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 2R RUNWAY 20L
Latitude: 41-53.601167N 41-54.631712N
Longitude: 088-14.995227W 088-14.650935W
Elevation: 750.4 ft. 758.5 ft.
Traffic pattern: right left
Runway heading: 015 magnetic, 014 true 195 magnetic, 194 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Runway end identifier lights: no no
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 52 ft. bldg, 2484 ft. from runway, 96 ft. right of centerline, 43:1 slope to clear none

 

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 4750 x 75 ft. / 1448 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt/porous friction courses, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 45.0
Runway edge lights: high intensity
RUNWAY 10 RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 41-54.808673N 41-54.726647N
Longitude: 088-15.509178W 088-14.467910W
Elevation: 753.2 ft. 755.9 ft.
Gradient: 0.1% 0.1%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 097 magnetic, 096 true 277 magnetic, 276 true
Markings: precision, in fair condition precision, in fair condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-box VASI on left (3.00 degrees glide path) RY 10 RESTRICTION, UNUSABLE BYD 5 DEG LEFT & 5 DEG RIGHT OF CNTLN. 4-light PAPI on left (3.00 degrees glide path)
Approach lights: RLLS
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Instrument approach: ILS
Obstructions: none 48 ft. tree, 1262 ft. from runway, 244 ft. left of centerline, 22:1 slope to clear

 

 Runway 15/33

Dimensions: 3399 x 100 ft. / 1036 x 30 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 45.0
Double tandem: 100.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 15 RUNWAY 33
Latitude: 41-55.153367N 41-54.681055N
Longitude: 088-14.744010W 088-14.342240W
Elevation: 757.0 ft. 757.7 ft.
Gradient: 0.3% 0.3%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 149 magnetic, 148 true 329 magnetic, 328 true
Displaced threshold: no 190 ft.
Markings: basic, in good condition basic, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 4-light PAPI on right (3.90 degrees glide path)
Runway end identifier lights: yes yes
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 80 ft. tree, 1202 ft. from runway, 169 ft. left of centerline, 12:1 slope to clear 52 ft. tree, 893 ft. from runway, 183 ft. left of centerline, 13:1 slope to clear +13 FT ROAD 199 FT FM RY END 125 FT R.

 

Avel Flight School in Chicago, Illinois, USA offers a range of flight training programs. If you are looking for the best Flight Training in Chicago, Illinois, USA or Pilot School or Pilot Training, you have come to the right place.