Alton’s Famous & Unique ‘Airport On Ice’ Back In Operation In 2021.
Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.
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Attribution WILL be enforced.
Not so this year. It has been plenty cold enough — as I know, to my cost.
The runway is plowed & maintained during most of February, BUT the Valentine’s Day weekend tends to be when it is most busy. That Valentine’s was on a Sunday this year meant that there was a LOT of people on the ice — COVID notwithstanding. Most, however, wore masks. That was good.
Not that many planes. At most about 5 at any given time. I have upwards of 15. Maybe 20 in other years. But, this is NOT a normal year. Actually I have been noticing that I don’t see as many small planes about as I normally do. So much so that when I hear one I look up. Most other years I hear a few each day. Not so in 2021. I noticed that the other day when I heard one. Surprised I.
It was good to see the planes. I always make a point of trying to visit the airport at least once during its height.
There are quite a few posts, from past years, on this ‘Airport on Ice‘.
Search ‘airport on ice’.