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Discover Aviation Day at the Whiteside County Airport

What is Discover Aviation Day? It’s a free fun/educational event for the entire family!
– Aircraft activities
– Medical helicopter tours [MercyHealth REACT]
– Kid's activities
– Career and industry related exhibitors
– Food
– Airplane ride opportunities through EAA Young Eagles and EAA Chapter 75 – Quad Cities.
– Red Cross Blood Drive
– Door Prizes!
– Plus much, much more!

Free King Schools Online Coursework for Discover Aviation!

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Past Events

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Aviation Career Day 2017 & 2018

The Whiteside County Airport, in cooperation with airport-based businesses and organizations, has hosted an Aviation Career Day and Airport Open House in 2017 and 2018.  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.

FAA Safety Seminar | Chicago Class B: VFR Operations | September 22, 2018 | Presented by Chicago C90 TRACON Air Traffic Control Specialist

FAA Safety Seminar | Chicago Class B: VFR Operations | September 22, 2018 | Presented by Chicago C90 TRACON Air Traffic Control Specialist

First Responder Helicopter Safety Training | September 22, 2018 Presented by REACT/Mercyhealth

First Responder Helicopter Safety Training | September 22, 2018
Presented by REACT/Mercyhealth

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FAA Safety Seminar | Towered Airport Operations | September 22, 2018 Presented by Chicago - Rockford Intl Airport Air Traffic Controllers

FAA Safety Seminar | Towered Airport Operations | September 22, 2018
Presented by Chicago - Rockford Intl Airport Air Traffic Controllers

Rusty Pilots Seminar | October 20, 2018 Presented by Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Rusty Pilots Seminar | October 20, 2018
Presented by Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

“Warbirds over Whiteside” | July 29, 2017

“Warbirds over Whiteside” | July 29, 2017

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

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The Last Time - July 2010 | Hosted by Dan Gryder and the Whiteside County Airport

In July, 2010, twenty-six DC-3s and C-47s converged on Rock Falls, Illinois to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Douglas DC-3. This is the official event video. www.TheLastTime.org. Sponsored by Gold Seal Online Ground School.