Airport Rally

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With three days left, the Greater Rockford Airport Authority is leaving no fundraising effort un-tapped. Thursday, the doors opened and you had a chance to explore more than just the airport.

The push to get passenger service in Rockford is beginning to edge the $200,000 mark, $250,000 is what's needed for destinations like Las Vegas and Florida. The many aircraft in the back of the Greater Rockford Airport range from nostalgic warplanes to l-39's used as a jet trainer aircraft.

With two interested airlines, the Greater Rockford Airport staff had little time to organize this public rally. All throughout the day many of you along with local dignitaries stopped out at the airport even if to just drop off a donation.

Inside the terminal, there's a silent auction, free food and flowers to buy and of course a place to drop off your donation.