Emmons Patzer approached the Rock River Trail Iniative a few years ago recommending an Air Route that includes all 10 airports along the Rock River. The Air Route was approved, official signs were made and installed at all airports and the Air Route officially was opened in June 2016.
Emmons is now the first official aviatior to fly to all airports, completing his tour in two days, July 2-3, 2018. Congratulations to Emmons and thank you for helping us launch the Rock River Trail Air Route!
About The Rock River Trail Air Route
The Rock River Trail Air Route features ten great airports along the river as it flows 320 miles through Wisconsin and Illinois. Each of these airports represents a gateway to the communities that the river has spawned over the many years since man has occupied the area. From the early history of the Middle Mississippian outpost of Aztalan (between the Watertown and Fort Atkinson, WI airports), to the site of Wisconsin’s First Flight in 1909 (Beloit), to the control airport of the first transcontinental flight (Quad Cities, IL airport), your options and experiences can match every need.