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 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, certification and charting 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
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.
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!
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!