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™: Loves Park Police Participating In The Cop On A Rooftop Event




2019 marks the 17th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Cop on Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois!

For this year’s Cop on Rooftop event, the Loves Park Police Department will be at Dunkin’ Donuts, 6152 E. Riverside Blvd, on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During that time we will be taking donations, selling Torch Run merchandise, and raffle tickets that benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Please come out and show your support!

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Jordan Davis Performing At The District Bar on May 11th! Enter To Win Free Tickets!




Jordan Davis is coming to town on Saturday May 11th at the District Bar & Grill.  Enter to win your chance to win a free ticket to the event!

Get your tickets now at www.districtdowntown.com!

Share this post to have a chance to win FREE tickets to the show!

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Rockford Scanner™: POSITIVE FAMILY EVENT: Rockford Youth Expo 2019




Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/364283131074040/

A family-friendly event coming to Rockford!

Time: Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM

Location: Rockford University, Burpee Student Center
5050 E State St, Rockford, Illinois 61108

FREE admission includes an opportunity for kids to participate in various activities and for families to learn more about services specifically designed for the education, recreation, & wellness of kids around the Rockford area.

We’ll be giving away prizes all day, including a getaway to a WI Dells waterpark! Come for raffles, games, a fire truck, and LOTS of FUN!

Event will be held at Regents Hall inside the Rockford University Student Center.

Presented by Spectrum Progressive School of Rockford in partnership with Rockford University.





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Rockford Scanner™: Couple of Local Promotions: Free Haircuts & Cheap Gas!



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A couple of local promotions:     2 different local promotions going on! 

Kelvin LaClarence Tatum said he would give free haircuts to the public on December 24th, if people stopped the gun violence from now until the 23rd. That is located at Betties Barber and Braiding at 2411 N Court st in Rockford


2nd promotion

Deon Freeman is promoting a $1.79 a gallon of gas at the Citgo at 4315 Auburn st in Rockford, from 5 PM until 7:30 PM

 


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Rockford Scanner™: Santa Stops In At The Rockford Airport While En Route To The North Pole


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Santa and Mrs. Claus and two of their elves made a early Christmas visit to RFD today via a non-stop flight on UPS Airlines from the North Pole. They delivered gifts to approx 100 children as part of the Annual RFD/Toys For Tots Santa Flight. Other sponsors included The USMC Reserve, UPS and UPS Airlines, the Rockford Police Dept, The RFD Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Dept and OSF Aviation.

 

 

 

 





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™: RS Fans Rescue Baby Ducks From The Drain in Machesney Park



 

 

 

RS fan Crystal sent us the following video and information. 

Her husband and her rescued some baby ducks from the drainage ditch near the Target on 173 yesterday. After rescuing the baby ducks, the Winnebago County Sheriff office arrived on scene and transported the baby ducks to their mother. 


She sent us the following: “My husband and I crawled down in the sewer at the Target on 173 in Machesney Park and rescued baby ducks! We saw a duck frantically running around and we got out and heard the little chirps down in the sewer! My girls were so proud of us! Some of the shoppers thought we were committing a crime and next thing we knew the Winnebago Sheriffs were watching us as we climbed out of the sewer. We explained and showed them the ducks we put in a box that we rescued. The Sheriffs helped us locate the Mama duck and reunite the little adorable duck family!”

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: 4th Of July Fireworks Show in 4k Quality! Watch it Here



 

You all been waiting for it, here they are! 4th of July High Quality fireworks video from the Rockford fireworks! Video by Rockford Scanner admin Will.

Be sure to change your settings to 4K!
And watch in full screen!

 


 

 

Here is Rickie’s video from his Go Pro from Davis Park.

 

 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Happy 4th of July!



 

 


Happy 4th of July! 

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! 

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Send us your 4th off July celebration or firework videos, to RockfordScanner@Gmail.com

It is going to be a beautiful day out there, High of 90 degrees.  There is a slight chance of storms between 3pm and 6 pm. But that should not effect the fireworks displays.  

I plan on attending the Downtown or Shorewood Park fire works.  I have yet to make up my mind. Both are good.  So if you see me, feel free to stop and say hi! 🙂 

I will probably be streaming LIVE, the fireworks display on our Facebook page at  Rockford Scanner Facebook Page

If you fly your quad-copter (AKA: Drones)  I would love to see those videos!  
Note: Just be sure to call the RFD tower to request flight clearance if you are within 5 miles of the airport. They do grant clearance all the time to quad-copter pilots.
The RFD tower number is: 815-484-5312

Remember, if you are lighting off fireworks, the police plan on cracking down on that again this year.  So do so at your own discretion. 

I hate to be the Debbie Downer and tell you that, because I love fireworks. But the law is the law.  

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July!  ~ Rickie Traeger


(WIFR) – The Fourth of July means family time, cookouts and most notably, fireworks.

Here is a list of fireworks happening around the stateline. All shows are on the Fourth of July unless otherwise noted. Some events may come with a fee.

– Rockford at Davis Park, 211 N. Main Street.

– ComEd Independence Day Spectacular at the Starlight Theatre, 3301 N. Mulford Road. The show starts at 8 p.m. on July 3. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-921-2160.

– Fireworks Extravaganza at Rockford Speedway, 1601 West Lane Road. The show starts at 7:05 p.m. on July 4. Purchase tickets by clicking here or call 815-633-1500.

– Cherry Valley at Baumann Park

– DeKalb at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road

– Freeport at Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut Road on July 7

– Kirkland at Hiawatha High School, 410 First Street

– Winnebago at Winnebago High School, 200 E. McNair Road

– Mount Morris at David L. Rahn Jr. High School, 105 W. Brayton Road

– Byron at the Byron Dragway, 7287 River Road

– Dixon at the Petunia Festival in downtown Dixon

– Janesville at Traxler Park

– Beloit at Riverside Park, 1340 Riverside Drive

– Sharon, Wis. at Goodland Park

– Stockton at Stockton Memorial Park on Highway 20

If you are not able to attend the fireworks tonight, our good friends at WTVO is also going to be doing their thing on TV.