Rockford Scanner™: Suspects Shoot Man While Riding His Bicycle




 

On August 17th, 2019 at around 5:59 pm, Officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the 3800 block of 11th Street, reference an aggravated battery.

Upon arrival, a male victim was riding his bike south in the 3800 block of 11th St, when a silver 4 door sedan rode past him and fired several paintball pellets at him. The victim was struck one time in the face causing him to fall off his bicycle. Suspect vehicle fled west on Airport Drive.

Suspect Vehicle : silver 4 door sedan

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department @ (815) 966-2900 or Rockford Crimestoppers @ (815) 963-7867

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Local Emergency Personnel Do A Special Escort For Isaac, Make A Wish Foundation




 

On Sunday July 21st, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, along with Belvidere Police Department had the privilege to escort Isaac to the Rockford Airport. Isaac is off to a special vacation from Make a Wish Foundation.

Isaac is a 4 year old boy with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, and Septo Optic Dysplasia. His prognoses was that he would be in a vegetative state his entire life.

He is a bright, energetic, happy, and imaginative little boy who loves to be outside and play.

He has endured 22 surgeries in his short life and each day is not a guarantee.

It was an honor to be part of this special event!!!!








 

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 🙂

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Rockford Airport (KRFD) Planespotting

 








 

Rockford Scanner™: Fire At The Rockford Airport, Several Emergency Personnel En Route




Sources are reporting a fire at the Rockford Airport.

It happened around 10:45 am this morning.

It happened at 60 Airport Drive (Rockford Airport)

Reports of a shack near the runway, that is on fire. (Near Beltline)

Several emergency personnel are en route.

No other information at this time.

UPDATE:  Situation under control, inits back in service





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Rockford Scanner™: 2 Accidents Near The Airport, With Injuries




Sources are reporting a few accidents out by the airport.

It happened around 6 am this morning.

Reports of an accident at Airport and Beltline, with injuries.

The other is in the 3300 block of Airport, with injuries.

No other information at this time.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Reports Of 9 Different Shooting Scenes In The Area Tonight




UPDATE: The murder victim has been identified as 32 year old Robert Brooks of Rockford


One person is confirmed dead.
Victim was shot in the stairs area of Auburn Manor.

 


Sources are reporting multiple shooting incidents tonight.

We have gotten several reports of numerous shooting incidents in the area tonight.

  • Alpine & Highcrest
  • 300 block of Arcadia Terrace
  • 1400 block of N Main
  • Downtown area (Might be related to the N Main above)
  • School and Furman
  • 5100 block of Woodcreek
  • 16100 block of Green rd
  • Auburn and Johnston
  • Auburn and Central (Might be related to above)
  • 1700  block of S Bend
  • Charles and 16th

We have been told there are several shooting victims. But we can not confirm this. There is also property damages. Police have yet to release information on any of these shooting incidents.

 





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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 

 



https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N5017N

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™: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED For The Local Simulated Aircraft Disaster Drill




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Simulated Aircraft Disaster Drill
Friday, April 26, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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:

Click Here: VOLUNTEER FORM

We hope to see you there!

Source: Rockford Airport





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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting A Bad Accident Involving A Semi & A Car




Sources Reporting A Bad Accident Involving A Semi & A Car

It happened around 9 am on Falcon just a half block South of Samuelson.
That is close to the Rockford Airport.

Reports of a very bad accident that involves a semi and a car.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Hazmat has been dispatched for a hydraulic leak.

Avoid the area. Still developing.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Emergency Landing at The Rockford Airport





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Sources are reporting a Boeing 737 made an emergency landing at the Rockford Airport around 11 am this morning.

It was experiencing mechanical issues a source told us.

Thankfully, It was able to land safely as many emergency personnel were on scene just in case.

We are not able to confirm it yet, but there was a Boeing 737 that did land at the Rockford Airport around the same time. It is registered to  Southern Air. (ATLAS AIR INC) Southern Air 362, SOO362 / 9S362 / N362GT

It appears it was circling the SE area of Iowa for awhile before making the emergency landing, possibly to burn off fuel so it could land.

The Rockford Airport has a 10,000 foot runway capable of handling any kind of aircraft for any situation.






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