Built in 1950, Hangar 1 is the most historic hangar on the airfield. Imagine the years of aviation it has seen! When this hangar was built, it wasn't wired for electric. It has since been seen several improvements as electric service and electric lift, bi-fold doors.
Built in 1959, the first of a two hangar project, had sliding door originally. The hangar doors were later replaced and now have an electric lift, bi-fold type door.
Built in 1959, as second of a two hangar project, had sliding door originally. The hangar doors were later replaced and now have an electric lift, bi-fold type door.
Built in 1974, this was the 4th in a bank of hangars. This hangar features bi-fold doors and office space for the Illinois State Police - Air Operations Unit and airport attorney. During the late spring, summer, and early fall months, tenants are able to use the water hose located on the southeast corner of the hangar for washing aircraft. We ask that tenants are cognizant as to not block the taxiways for outbound or inbound aircraft.
Built in 1992, this larger hangar was a much needed addition. This hangar features 10 units instead of the 6 unit hangars that hangars 1-4 provide. The hangars located in the 4 corners of the building feature extra space for aviation related storage.
Built in 2003, this hangar is the newest hangar on the airport. Like Hangar 5, there are 10 units along with 2 storage units located on each end of the hangar. These units are available for lease as well.
Hangar D - Air evac Lifeteam
Air Evac Lifeteam was established in 1985 by a group of citizens in West Plains, Mo. The goal was to provide air medical transportation and ensure access to emergency health care for their remote community in the Missouri Ozark region. Although air ambulances were primarily based in metropolitan areas at the time, the company founders believed that the people who needed air medical transport the most were those living in rural areas, often far away from a hospital. That was more than 30 years ago.
Today, Air Evac Lifeteam is the largest independently owned and operated membership-supported air ambulance service in the United States, with more than 125 bases across 15 states.
Hangar E - Radio Ranch, Inc.
About Radio Ranc, Inc.:
Located at the Whiteside County Airport in Rock Falls, Illinois, Radio Ranch is centrally located to serve the communications needs of northwest Illinois. Radio Ranch provides a full line of avionics, telephone, two-way radio, security, and Surveillance equipment. Radio Ranch IS your one stop communications solution.
The firm, Radio Ranch, Inc., was founded in 1954, providing service and installation of aircraft avionics and two-way radio equipment. Principal products sold and serviced at this time included, Narco avionics (1956), King avionics (1959), and E. F. Johnson two-way radios (1969). Radio Ranch is proud of the long uninterrupted relationship with these industry leaders. Through the years, Radio Ranch has associated itself with other leading companies in the avionics field, including Garmin, Honeywell, UPS, and BF Goodrich. This variety of companies and equipment allows Radio Ranch to better serve the needs of its avionics customers.
In 1980, Radio Ranch began sales, service, and installation of commercial telephone systems for small businesses, with NEC being its primary supplier of telephone equipment. Radio Ranch is a full service commercial telephone shop offering sales, service, installation, and upgrade of all major brands.
In 1995, Radio Ranch expanded the two-way radio business by adding Kenwood Communications to its product line. Radio Ranch expanded again in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, & 2009 with the addition of Vertex Standard, Icom, Tekk, HYT, & Maxon. These additions as well as the continuing relationship with E. F. Johnson gives customers a variety of features and price ranges to choose from to better meet their two-way radio needs. Radio Ranch is also a full service warranty facility for Vertex Standard.
In 2001 Radio Ranch entered the cellular world by partnering with Nextel. Unfortunately in 2008 with the Nextel Sprint merger we decided to part ways with Nextel.
In 2006, Radio Ranch began offering Satellite radio from XM. The Satellite business expanded in 2007 with the addition of Dish Network satellite T. V. , Wild Blue,and Hughes satellite internet. In 2009 due to the merger of Xm and Sirius the Satellite radio business changed. The new company choose to sell only through the national chain stores.
Also in 2006 Radio Ranch began installing custom security systems. This includes unmanned call boxes to assist customers in remote locations as well as cameras to monitor employees, customers, and anything else that needs to be watched. In 2010 the security business moved into home security as well.
In 2008 Radio Ranch began building custom computer systems. Primarily for the control of surveillance equipment where a large number of cameras need to be controlled and monitored from a single location. Radio Ranch also provides repair and upgrade services for existing systems for the home or business including high end gaming systems. Call with your requirements and let Radio Ranch give you a quote.
Radio Ranch continues to provide Northern Illinois with Sales and Service of avionics, two-way radios, business telephones, and security systems. Our avionics department has over 60 years of cumulative experience while our commercial electronics department has over 40 years of experience; which is why everyone says......
Don't take a chance, call Radio Ranch Today!