Historical data and photo submitted by Robert Roll, former Braniff Airline
|Midway Airport (MDW), Illinois,
Braniff Airlines Air/ground Company
communications at Midway Airport. They had three High Frequency (HF)
radio frequencies and one VHF frequency. The tele-autograph
supplied current weather information from the NWS to keep approaching
There was also a weather teletype
machine to receive hourly weather and winds. The station included
a 19ASR machine with tape punch to send position reports and other
information to the company. During those days the communicated
with the Air route Traffic Control Center and relayed clearances to
Braniff flights until they got to the Approach Control Zone.
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