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Whiteside County Arpt-Jos H Bittorf Field Airport

Sterling/Rockfalls, IL

Phone: (815) 213-7939
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Attendance: Attended
Arpt Unattended New Years; Xmas & Thanksgiving.Year-round, 7 Days a Week,0800-1700
Elevation:647 ft (197.2 m) (Surveyed)
Location:2.00 mi. S of Sterling/Rockfalls
Beacon: Present (white-green)
Instrument Procedures:ILS, LOC, RNAV, GPS, NDB
Runways:07/25, 18/36
Longest paved runway: 6499 ft
Fees:Tiedown, Hangar
  • METARs
  • TAFs

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  • Satellite
  • Sectional

Minimum Fuel Prices

100LL$ 4.24  (full serve service)
Jet-A$ 3.23  (full serve service)

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Runway 07/25

Dimensions:6499 x 150ft. / 1980.9 x 45.7mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 50000 lb
Surface:asphalt, porous friction course, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:high
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
07647.6ft. MSL
69° mag
70° true
0.0% down
non-precisionvisual glide slope: 4-Light/Left-Side PAPI
runway end identifier: REIL is present
Tree, Both-Sides, 35 ft high, 1,573 ft from end, 39:1 clearance slope
25647.2ft. MSL
249° mag
250° true
0.0% up
precisionapproach: 1400ft/Medium-Intensity/Runway Alignment Indicators
ILSTree, 410 ft Right of center, 47 ft high, 1,062 ft from end, 18:1 clearance slope

Runway 18/36

Dimensions:3900 x 100ft. / 1188.7 x 30.5mWeight Bearing Cap: Single wheel: 18000 lb
Surface:asphalt, grooved, in good conditionRunway Edge Lights:medium
#Elev/HdgTr. Pat.MarkingsApproach LightsTD PointILS/LOCObstructionsComments/Noise
18642.0ft. MSL
179° mag
180° true
0.1% up
basicrunway end identifier: REIL is present
Brush, Both-Sides, 12 ft high, 640 ft from end, 36:1 clearance slope
Rwy 18/36 Markings Faded
36644.1ft. MSL
359° mag
0° true
0.1% down
basicrunway end identifier: REIL is present
Road, Both-Sides, 15 ft high, 800 ft from end, 40:1 clearance slope

Business/Service Information

Name LocationFreq. MonitoredMain Phone
Radio Ranch
  • Maintenance
  • Sales
On field: W
Sauk Valley Aviation
  • Maintenance
  • $4.24
  • $3.23
  • Rentals
  • Sales
  • Flight Training
On field: W
UNICOM: 123.0
Twin Cities Flying Club
  • Flight Training
Morrison, IL
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Services at this airport:

Engine Repair: MajorAirframe Repair: MajorBulk Oxygen: High/Low
Fuel: 100LL Low-Lead, Jet A
Transportation: Courtesy Car
Rental Cars: 
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Activities: Intensive Flight Training

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Operations & More Information

Lat/Long:N41 44.5700' / W89 40.5767'
Charts:NACO: Chicago Sectional
Mag Var:01E (2000)
ARTCC:Chicago (ZAU)
FSS:Kankakee (IKK)
NOTAM Facility:SQI
Approach/Departure Control FacilityRFD
Pattern Altitude:
800 Ft for Piston Acft,1500 Ft for Jet Acft
Wind Indicator:Lighted
Seg. Circle:Yes
Lighting:Pilot Activated Lighting:
  • high intensity: 7 clicks in 5 secs
  • medium intensity: 5 clicks in 5 secs
  • low intensity: 3 clicks in 5 secs
MIRL Ry 18/36 Preset on Low Intst; to Incr Intst & Actvt HIRL Ry 07/25; MALSR Ry 25 & REIL Rys 07, 18 & 36 - CTAF

Aircraft & Activity

Based GA Aircraft

Single Engine:45
Multi Engine:2

Airport Activity

GA Local:22,500
GA Itinerant:9,500
Air Taxi:600

(12-month period ending on 5/31/2015)

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Contact Addresses

Owner:Airport Manager:
Whiteside CountyDarin Heffelfinger
Whiteside County Courthouse10950 Hoover Rd
Morrison, IL 61270Rockfalls, IL 61071
(815) 213-7939 (Office) (815) 213-7939 (Office)