Maps and Directions
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Champaign-Urbana is located at the intersection of interstates 57, 72, and 74. Bloomington is about 50 miles to the northwest on I-74. Springfield is about 90 miles west on I-72. Indianapolis is about 120 miles east on I-74. To our north, about 135 miles on I-57 is Chicago. Mattoon and Charleston are about 50 miles South on I-57, with Effingham a bit further.
Start by entering eastbound Interstate 74 at any of the Champaign or Urbana interchanges. Proceed east 8.1 miles past the Cunningham Ave. (U.S. 45) interchange to the St. Joseph exit, #192.
Turn left at the exit and drive 6.6 miles north. You will be on County Road 2200 E. At the intersection of CR 2300 N, turn left (west). The launch site is just ahead (0.4 miles) on the right (north) side of the road.
NOTE CAREFULLY: The intersection of CRs 2200 E and 2300 N is entirely unmarked, and hard to see until you are immediately upon it! As shown on the map, it is a "T" ending with CR 2300 N on your left. Note carefully the distance from the St. Joseph exit and SLOW DOWN as you approach the turn location!
For those with GPS navigation equipment, the launch location is at 40.2172° N, 88.0601° W.
From the south take US 45 to Chandler (south border of the old base). Turn east, drive about a 3/4 of a mile to Century (Eagle on the map). Turn left (north) on Century, about 1/2 mile to Coon Ave. Turn right (east) on Coon, the equivalent of a couple of blocks until it intersects Hallberg. We'll be somewhere within sight of that location, probably somewhere along Hallberg St. between Cupernell and Coon Ave.
From the north you can take Century south past the airport to Coon or Cupernell.
If the wind is from the east we'll be on the east side of the field. Instead of turning onto Century, continue on Chandler until it turns north as Perimeter Rd. We'll probably be a little way inside the airport access gate.