Rockford AirFest Suspended In 2017 And Beyond Despite Scheduled USAF Thunderbirds Appearance

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Say goodbye to the Rockford AirFest. The event has been canceled in 2017 and beyond, thanks to new tenants at the airport. The move is surprising as the show had already landed a coveted appearance by the US Air Force Thunderbirds on June 3rd and 4th of next year. Mike Dunn, the Airport’s Executive Director,… Read more

Video Highlight: USAF Thunderbirds and Canadian Snowbirds – 2014 Performances

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The 2014 Rockford AirFest in Rockford, IL was one of the rare airshows to feature two jet teams at one show! Both the US Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds headlined the event. Check out their performances below!

World’s Oldest Jet Returns To Flight

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The world’s oldest flyable jet, and one of the last remaining F-86A Sabres, S/N 48-178, took to the skies once again today in Rockford, IL. This is a major milestone in the recent acquisition of the Sabre by Heritage Aero Inc, which is based in Rockford, on behalf of a US collector. Paul Wood was… Read more

Photo Albums Uploaded: Rockford Airfest 2015

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Two new photo albums have gone up in our photo gallery! Check out a preview of each below and then be sure to follow the links to view the full albums. Rockford Airfest 2015 – Patrick Barron View full photo album: Rockford Airfest 2015 – Patrick Barron Rockford Airfest 2015 – Ryan Sundheimer View full… Read more