Rockford Airport New Cargo & Expansions, Many Great Things To Come!



Rockford Airport (KRFD)   is booming with business and expanding rapidly these days.  They have ABX daily cargo service that flies in and out of RFD now. Also they have Air Transport International as well.

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They are expanding the Rockford Airport terminal, which should be finished in 2017.


The new MRO (largest nationwide and third-largest global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider, AAR) is sheduled to open this year.  This will bring all types of aircraft both civilian and military in for maintenance and repairs.

Rockford already hosts several commercial flights from Allegiant, Elite Airways, etc… bringing the area residents to destinations all around the USA including Colorado, Florida, Las Vegas, etc… And there are rumors more destinations are being added.

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Rockford Airport hosts many politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and teams, VIP’s, plus much more.  You just never know who you may see!!!

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Rockford Airport gets a lot of diversion flights when the weather gets bad out in Chicago. Or if the Chicago traffic is bad. Many of the aircraft in the holding patterns fly into Rockford to refuel while waiting to land in Chicago.  American Airlines, United, etc… they all fly into Rockford Airport.

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For all those people out there that like to watch aircraft, the Rockford Airport is very plane spotter friendly! You can get the information at

The Rockford Airport has 2 runways.

The Runway 7/25 that is East/West is approx. 10,002 feet long!  This runway is able to handle any and all types of aircraft.

Runway 1/19 that runs North/South is approx. 8,200 feet long!  this can handle most types of aircraft as well.

Rockford Airport has free parking, free baggage carts, free wifi, short lines, plus much more!

Rockford Airport is expanding and has many great things and many great things to come!

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Check out the Rockford Airport website at

Reality Tv Star Dies In Auto Accident

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — Gabe Rygaard, a reality TV star and former Clallam County commissioner candidate, was killed in a 9:22 a.m. wreck Friday involving three vehicles on U.S. Highway 101 a quarter-mile east of Laird Road, west of Port Angeles.

Rygaard’s father, Craig, confirmed this afternoon that his son, a Port Angeles native and a Port Angeles High School graduate, died in the crash.

Clallam Fire District No. 2 Assistant Chief Dan Huff reported that the driver of a Ford Bronco died at Olympic Medical Center as a result of injuries from the wreck.

Huff reported that a total of seven people in three vehicles were injured in the wreck.

All the others sustained only minor injuries, were treated at the scene and were released.

Details were unavailable this afternoon.

Eleven personnel responded from District 2 along with an engine, two ambulances and a command vehicle, said Huff.

Lanes of Highway 101 were closed at 11:30 a.m. and traffic was detoured near Laird Road, pending the completion of an investigation by the Washington State Patrol.

Rygaard, 44, when he announced earlier this year his intention to run as a Republican for the District 2 county commissioner being vacated by Mike Chapman, was featured on History Channel’s recently canceled reality TV series “Ax Men.” He did not advance from the Aug. 2 primary to the general election.

His family-owned Rygaard Logging Inc. was featured on the show.

Rygaard was owner-operator of of Rygaard Logging Inc. and owner of Ryfield Properties Inc. in Port Angeles and Penny Creek Quarry in Quilcene.