Phone # to call for a facility?

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  1. GreatLakesFlying

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    This may be a trivial question but I need some help. Where do I find the phone number to call a facility and get information about flying in their space?

    For example, I'd like to do a night landing at Chicago's Midway. KMDW is a very busy class-C airport. I'd like to call ahead and see if there is a time they prefer I flew there. What number do I call, and where do I find it?

    The only phone number listed for KMDW in the A/FD is the airport manager. Not the right place to call right? I need to speak with someone from ATC, preferably the tower, right? Where do I look u the number to call?

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  2. FORANE

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  3. Unit74

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    ASOS
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    +1 773 581 8094

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    +1 773 884 3680
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    +1 773 884 3674

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  4. bradg33

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    FWIW, I think calling ahead is totally unnecessary (especially at MDW, which is very easy for GA). There's no need to accommodate ATC by going in when it's convenient for them; you've got every right to fly into virtually all of the public-use airports in the US. We don't need a culture where people feel the need to call ahead for unnecessary permission.
     
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  5. Unit74

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    Tru dat.... I've flown into Bravos more than a few times and not once have I ever called ahead except for landing/ramp/parking/gas fee info. OP, pick up Flight Following and come on in....
     
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