Military Aircraft in The Area




Credit: David Charles Lindberg

Credit: Dave Lindberg

Update:  
The jet that was flying around the area earlier today is a MIG-21 that is based out at the Rockford Airport. It is privately owned. 

More about the MIG-21 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-21

Rockford Scanner fan Tommy Kronas: That is a MIG and it is a privately owed plane. It is a show plane and has dummy missiles. Seen that around locally a few years.

Credit: Dave Lindberg

 

Credit: Dave Lindberg


Several Rockford Scanner fans have said they heard a military jet in the Rockford area.  At the time of writing this, it is not known what type of jet is making the noise.

We can confirm there is a BlackHawk helicopter to the north, near the Beloit area, approx. 4000 feet.

But fans are saying this is a military jet, like a fighter plane. So it is not known if there are 2 different military aircraft in the area, or just the one.

If you have information or photos/video, please email us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com


Update: The fans are certain it is a military jet fighter. One fan is reporting they saw 2 jets.

The FAA is also in town, they arrived just before noon. But their aircraft is a Bombardier Global 5000, not something that resembles a jet fighter.

It may be possible, there is a high profile person in town (Politician, celebrity, etc…)   that we do not yet know about that flew in.

If you have any information or photo/video, please contact us







Person Reporting Plane Just Above Their Rooftop, Wants To Report Pilot

 







 

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Around 3:27 pm today someone in Boone County called the police to report a very low flying aircraft. They said the airplane was flying just above the roofs of their houses.  In the area of Rt 76 and Woodstock. They were not happy and said the pilot was flying very unsafe and wanted to report the pilot.

 







 

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