When history flew over Rockford; aviators have been challenging Rockford skies since 1855.

Source: Rockford Register Star, May 13, 1997, written by Julie Snively.

Bert “Fish” Hassell, the “Hiking Viking”

see Book “”Fish” Hassell; a Viking with Wings

see Book “The Fantastic Story of the “Hiking Viking: Bert R. J. “Fish” Hassell

See Rockford Register Star article “Remember When: Rockford Aviators Return”  10/16/2009 (article can be found via Google.com)

See obituary (1974) in Rockfordiana: Biography – Has

See “The Perils of the Greater Rockford,” Rockford Magazine , pp 16 – 22 and pp 52-53, February 1987

See http://www.midwayvillagemuseum.com   “Flight — Come Fly With Us” Aviation Gallery