Business: Orphans' Home

A $1,000,000 Skymotive Terminal formally opens this week at Chicago's O'Hare Field, the first terminal of any size ever built especially for company planes, personnel and executive passengers. Traditionally orphans of the air, business planes get short shrift at most big U.S. airports; executives and guests, says Shell Oil's Chief Pilot Bob Porter, '"have to go through mud and weeds to some back-alley hangar." The Skymotive Terminal was so welcome that it was booked to capacity even before its opening.

Skymotive is the idea of John P. ("Jock") Henebry, who was a colonel in the Army Air Forces during World War II,...

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