Rockford Scanner™: Over 100 Aircraft Departing in Formation From The Rockford Airport




 

Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting

CLICK ABOVE for viewing information at the Rockford Airport.

Keep your eyes to the skies around noon today!

Over 100 small aircraft that are called Bonanzas are going to be lining up on the runway all at one time. And then departing in pairs. Then fly in formations up to Oshkosh.

They are headed up to the Oskosh Airshow in Wisconsin.

Every year they gather at the Rockford Airport just before heading up the Oshkosh event.

If you have never saw this, we highly recommend you going to watch them depart!  Amazing sight to see 🙂  Click below to find out where the viewing areas are to watch them from, free 🙂

Be sure to send us your photos and videos to us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: BREAKING NEWS: AIRPLANE CRASH!




Update: Pilot reported to the tower that he was losing power. Smoke in the cabin, loss of power. And was going to turn back around, but then was not able too. The pilot made an emergency crash landing in a field.

According to public records the aircraft with that tail number is registered to a RAND ROBINSON KR-2S aircraft to an individual in Northern Illinois (Rockford).

Sara:  ” My brother in law, he is banged up but ok.”


Sources are reporting an airplane crash in Boone County.

Details are very minimal right now.

This afternoon around 5 pm a small aircraft crashed into a cornfield near Beloit and Dawson Lake in Boone County. The aircraft is belly up in the cornfield.

We been told there are injuries and they are believed to be non-life threatening.

Reports are saying it came from the Poplar Grove airport, but not confirmed at this time.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Still developing.

RS Source Cynthia Herrera said: “My daughters and her friend where playing outside when they saw the airplane. My daughters friend said that the airplane did not look right and that it was shaking and also to low to the ground. Next min they heard the ambulance and fire truck. Thoughts to the family and hope no serious injuries.”





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Rockford Scanner™: Eyes To The Sky! B-17 Aluminum Overcast Tour at The Rockford Airport




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Look to the skies this weekend!

You might just see a B-17 Bomber flying overhead!

They have it parked out at the Rockford Airport until Sunday afternoon.

Every hour it is reported to go for a flight, starting at 10 AM.

 So keep your eyes to the sky! 

Email us your photos and videos at
RockfordScanner@Gmail.com 

 



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From the EAA:

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
Ground Tour
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

Mission Flights
(weather permitting)
Advance
$409: EAA Members
$449: Nonmembers

Walk-Up
$435: EAA Members
$475: Nonmembers

B17 Flights
May 03 – May 05, 2019 | Rockford, IL United States

https://eaa.org/shop/Flights/B17.aspx

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Rockford Scanner™: Many Are Asking Who Is On This Plane, That Just Landed At Rockford Airport


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Many Are Asking Who Is On This Plane

Around noon today several of you contacted us and asked who is on this plane that just flew into the Rockford Airport.

They said it was an all white in color  Boeing 737 and an American Flag on the tail.  And the tail number of N640CS 

What many people do not know is the Rockford Airport hosts all kinds of types of flights. General aviation, Cargo, Experimental, Military, Charters,  and they even host the United States Department Of Justice Prisoner And Alien Transportation Service 88

This aircraft that many of you saw is actually Conair  a Boeing 737 United States Department Of Justice Prisoner And Alien Transportation Service 88

U S MARSHALS SERVICE

They fly into the Rockford Airport to transport prisoners often.


That is one of many cool things that happens out at the Rockford Airport.

Other things at the Rockford Airport:  New England Patriots backup jet is currently parked at the Rockford Airport
Celebrities, Politicians, High level CEO’s, all fly into Rockford Airport all the time.  You can also see military aircraft, experimental aircraft, general aviation, etc…





Rockford Scanner™: Man Saw A Weird Object, He Was Wondering If Anyone Else Saw It Too?



RS Fan Bill Farrell:

“I live near the 3300 block of E.State. I was outdoors after dark on Wed. I saw a green object go across the sky from south to north. It wasn’t a comet or meteor as they are not green. it was moving too fast for a weather balloon as there was no wind. I googled it and the explanation I got was that it was either a UFO or Russian spy satellite. I am curious if anybody else seen it.”

 







Rockford Scanner™: Small Aircraft Crashes Into A Nearby Bridge, Pilot In Critical Condition



 

 

 

On 08/18/2018 at 9:31 am Janesville Police and Fire responded to an ultralight aircraft (single man aircraft with a motor, single propeller and parachute) crash at the Memorial Bridge.

The pilot was traveling from north to south and collided with the Memorial Bridge. The forty-eight year old pilot sustained non-life threatening, but critical injuries.

He was the only person injured and was transported to a local medical center by Janesville Fire for treatment.

The investigation of the accident is still on-going and will be done jointly between the Janesville Police Department and the Milwaukee Flights Standards Division of the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Over 100 Planes Taking Off In Formation in Groups Of 3, This Weekend. Keep Your Eyes To The Sky!



Information of where you can watch this from at http://rickietraeger.com/rockford-airport-krfd-planespotting/

Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting

Keep your eyes on the sky this Saturday around noon!

Witness the largest gathering of Bonanza aircraft from all over the country
depart RFD en route to the AirVenture at Wisconsin’s Wittman Field in Oshkosh, WI.

Nearly 130 Beechcraft Bonanzas will take off in groups of three and fly in formation to the group’s destination.








Rockford Scanner™: Fly in a Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft in Rockford Today Thru this Weekend!




 

 

Fly in a Historic Ford Tri-Motor Aircraft in Rockford

 

Place: Chicago/ Rockford International Airport

Public Flight Information

Dates: Thursday-Sunday, June 21-24, 2018

Times: Thursday: 2-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR FORD TRI-MOTOR FLIGHT ~ CLICK HERE



Flight Rates
$70
$75

$50 Adult (advance)
Adult (walk-up)

Children 17 & under
Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age.

A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

Revenues from the Ford Tri-Motor tour help cover maintenance and operations costs for the aircraft and aid our ambition to keep the “Tin Goose” flying for many years to come.

Flight Experience Questions ~ https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/flight-experiences/fly-the-ford-eaa-ford-tri-motor-airplane-tour/ford-tri-motor-flight-experience

 


FORD TRI-MOTOR TOUR
Recall the energy, passion, and excitement of the Roaring ’20s by flying aboard the Ford Tri-Motor. Known as the first luxury airliner, the Ford Tri-Motor redefined world travel and marked the beginning of commercial flight.

All 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 Ford Tri-Motor’s stories.

We invite families to visit and learn all about our aircraft and our organization. Viewing the aircraft is free, so be sure to bring your camera along.

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