I was hoping to catch the 787 last night. I knew it was going to be close as there was a bit of traffic on Michigan Avenue on my out from work. Plus I heard that Middlebelt Road might be closed. Middlebelt is where I try to catch the planes coming in from the east.
In 1941, a square mile of land was bought by the three communities in order to build an airport that would serve the needs of the three communities. Shortly after that, the country found itself at war and the land was taken over by the Federal Government and a bigger airport was built in case Detroit Airport was destroyed. It was never used as airfield during World War II but it was used to house German prisoners. It was dedicated in 1943. In 1994, it received it's current name.
It used to be a much busier airport and is currently serviced by Delta and United Airlines.
I'm sure there are other Flight 505's.