Rock River Trail Air Route

Airport services include fuel, crew cars, nearby restaurants, and locations that rent bicycles, canoes and kayaks to enjoy the Rock River and Hennepin Canal.  The Rock River Trail Air Route is one way to enjoy all 320 miles of the trail. Other trail options include: Paddling, Biking, Driving, Hiking and Horseback Riding.

The Rock River National Trail Air Route is a cooperative commitment of cities, towns, airports, FBO’s, Parks Directors, State Natural Resource Management, and the many small businesses devoted to your enjoyment of the river and surrounding area. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


  New Enhanced DME antenna at Whiteside County Airport.

New Enhanced DME antenna at Whiteside County Airport.

NEW Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)

Enhanced Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) co-located with the Instrument Landing System (ILS) localizer antenna upgrade project by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is nearing completion.  The FAA is completing their final flight checks of the system in January 2018 before it goes fully operational and available to pilots to use while flying instrument approaches into Whiteside County Airport.  The upgrade is part of the FAA's NextGen aircraft navigational upgrades.  Currently, this is the most sophisticated DME system in the Great Lakes region.

Want to learn more about the Instrument Landing System and Distance Measuring Equipment?  Visit the FAA's webpage for more information about navigational equipment.


New Airport Manager and Fixed Base Operator

WELCOME SAUK VALLEY AVIATION, inc!
PHONE: (815) 213-7939
EMAIL: Darin@saukvalleyaviation.com


  Bill Havener (left),  Airport Hall of Fame  Member, and Craig Woodley of  Woodley Aerial Spray , look on as Captain Drew Wilkens of ExpressJet Airlines, explains some features of the Embraer 145 passenger jet during the  2017 Aviation Career Day and Airport Open House .

Bill Havener (left), Airport Hall of Fame Member, and Craig Woodley of Woodley Aerial Spray, look on as Captain Drew Wilkens of ExpressJet Airlines, explains some features of the Embraer 145 passenger jet during the 2017 Aviation Career Day and Airport Open House.

About the Aviation Career Day and Airport Open House

The Whiteside County Airport, in cooperation with airport-based businesses and organizations, hosted an Aviation Career Day and Airport Open House on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  The Aviation Career Day featured exhibitors from area aviation businesses, corporate flight departments, aircraft charter companies, regional airlines, air traffic control facilities, military recruitment, community colleges, and state universities.  The purpose of this Aviation Career Day is to inspire the next generation of aviation industry professionals from pilots to mechanics and beyond.  We are looking forward to having a similar event in the Fall of 2018.

 


Whiteside County Airport (SQI)

The Whiteside County Airport is located approximately 2 miles south of Rock Falls, Illinois.  It features two asphalt runways the longest of which is 7/25 with a length of 6,499' and a width of 150'.  The second runway, 18/36 is 3900' long x 100' wide.

AVAILABLE HANGARS FOR LEASE

Looking for a new place to call your aviation home?   Check out our available hangars, or call the airport manager for the most up-to-date list of available hangars or large garage storage space.

About THE AIRPORT BOARD

Find out about our organization, mission, our methods, and the results of our decades of advocacy.

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Visit uS

We are a public airport!  Stop by and watch some airplanes take off and land!
From Sterling or Rock Falls, drive south on IL-40.  Continue over Interstate 88.  The airport will be on your left (east side of IL-40).  You can't miss us!  


  View Whiteside County Airport's  FlightFeeder Statistics .  FlightFeeder is a network ADS-B receiver. It receives ADS-B data directly from airplane transponders via a small antenna. FlightFeeder then makes the real-time data available on the local network to users and also sends it to FlightAware over the Internet.

View Whiteside County Airport's FlightFeeder Statistics.  FlightFeeder is a network ADS-B receiver. It receives ADS-B data directly from airplane transponders via a small antenna. FlightFeeder then makes the real-time data available on the local network to users and also sends it to FlightAware over the Internet.

 

FlightAware.com FlightFeeder SITE

Whiteside County Airport is proud to host a FlightAware FlightFeeder site.  This system provides accurate flight tracking to the general public.  FlightFeeder is roughly the size of a can of soda and uses less power than a night light.

In addition, you can view live traffic and weather around the airport by visiting the airport terminal airside lobby.  Stop on by and take a look!