Sources are reporting an incident that happened on a flight to Rockford last night. The flight was from Mesa to Rockford, on the Allegiant flight #563.
Sources said several police officers had the plane passengers detained and would not let anyone off the plane.
“The Rockford PD was waiting to board the plane. We, the passengers were kept on the plane for quite awhile not able to deplane while the officers questioned other passengers.
We were not given any information, just asked to remain in our seats while someone was escorted from the flight.” a source told us.
We have tried to get information from the airport and RPD, both declined comment.
According to the RPD call log, there was a “medical assist” but it is unknown if it was related to this incident.
It happened last night near Target on West ln in Machesney Park.
He filmed an object in the sky, unknown what it was.
He said there was no noise and when he drove towards it and it went dark and vanished. When we asked him what he thought it may have been or if it was a drone. He responded and said he did not think it was a drone and had no idea what it was.
Watch the video until the end.
Did you see this object also?
Do you know what it was?
B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour
The B-17G has a remarkable story. One filled with daring missions and personal sacrifice.
You’re now invited to relive that story on a historic flight aboard the EAA’s beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.
More than just an airplane, the B-17 is living history that holds a remarkable connection to the past and is the most iconic image of World World II.
Today, it serves as a tribute to those known as the greatest generation: the bold men and women who built and served on the heavy bombers in the 1940s.
Relive the story. Join the flight.
We graciously thank Tempest for helping to keep the B-17 flying. All the ticket proceeds support the Experimental Aircraft Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing The Spirit of Aviation with everyone. Our tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing the B-17’s stories.
For any questions, or if you are interested in booking a full flight at a location, please contact Membership Services at 800-359-6217.
Revenues from the B-17 tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to “keep ’em flying” for many years to come.
B-17 Experience Pricing
2-5 p.m. (unless noted), weather permitting
$10: Individual Rate
$20: Family Rate: (adults/children up to 17)
Free: Children under 8 (with paying adult)
Free: Veterans / Active Military
$409: EAA Members
$435: EAA Members
May 03 – May 05, 2019 | Rockford, IL United States
Several sources are reporting 2 military Chinook helicopters were flying in the area this morning.
There were 2 military Chinook helicopters that were flying in the area.
At least one of them landed at the National Guard Armory in Machesney Park.
It is unknown why they were in the area.
Video by Matt & Phillip
The Chinook helicopters are used for mainly transporting troops and equipment. Chinook helicopter transports troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield. Other applications include medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search-and-rescue, disaster relief, firefighting and heavy construction
On 04-08-19 at approximately 8:27pm a Janesville officer responded to 303 S. Ringold to speak with Ryan Weaver regarding a retail theft incident. Unbeknownst to the officer, Weaver was wanted for a probation violation. Weaver exited the house through a back door of his home to avoid being taken into custody.
Officers set up a perimeter around the area and deployed the departments UAV/Drone to search for Weaver. The UAV picked up an unusual heat signature between a nearby house and shed. Officers responded to the location and found Weaver hiding. Weaver was taken into custody for the felony probation violation without incident and held at the Rock County Jail. Weaver is on probation for delivery of narcotics.
Arrested: Ryan C. Weaver 30yrs old
Charge: Probation Violation
All commercial service airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct a full-scale simulated disaster drill every three years.
RFD will be conducting a simulated aircraft disaster drill on Friday, April 26, 2019.
As part of the exercise, we need up to 100 volunteers to be “victims” of the disaster. All volunteers will play a vital role in the drill. We need victims of all ages (juveniles under the age of 16 must have parental consent and be accompanied by an adult).
All approved volunteers must be present at 7:00 a.m. that morning.
The RFD Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit, as well as area fire departments, ambulance services, and emergency management agencies will be participating in the drill.
Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis. Individual information needs to be submitted by Friday,. April 12. Individuals will need to submit their full name, date of birth and contact information. A background check is required to gain access to the secure area of the airport. Once selected, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details as to time, place, and other pertinent details.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the following form: