The Rock River Flyers own two hangars at the Ogle County Airport. One hangar is the home of the RRF Cessna 172 E airplane and the other hangar is utilized for equipment storage/event hosting. The RRF also lease an Aeronca 7AC "Champ" airplane and a Cessna 150M from Graden Aviation, which is also located at the same airport.
AERONCA 7AC "CHAMP"
The "Champ" is a yellow and orange tandem two seated airplane the RRF leases from Graden Aviation. This airplane is the primary training plane used for beginners and the Young Eagle program. With the wheel in the rear it is also used for tail-wheel endorsements.
This type of airplane has trained more modern day flyers than any other type of aircraft. This two-seater airplane provides safe and exciting flying whether you are taking a lesson on navigation or just want to fly around the area by yourself or with a friend. This airplane is also leased from Graden Aviation for flight instruction.
The "Champ" has white skies (as shown in the picture above) that can be put on for the snowy winter months. This provides individuals the opportunity to fly year round!
RRF's Cessna 172E airplane is utilized for longer cross-country trips and for advanced aeronautical training. The 172 has been cited numerous times in the aviation press as the safest light plane in production. Our four seat Cessna 172E is IFR certified and is located at the Ogle County Airport for training usage.
Experimental Aircraft Assoc. - Learn to Fly