Poplar Grove Airport

Poplar Grove Airport We are a privately owned open to the public airport (C77)
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Poplar Grove Airport is a friendly, fun general aviation airport and is home to over 400 airplanes and the people who love them.

Congratulations to a "New Tailwheel Pilot" Connor McDowell (l) pictured with his Instructor Mark Mallamo after flying ou...
05/11/2020

Congratulations to a "New Tailwheel Pilot" Connor McDowell (l) pictured with his Instructor Mark Mallamo after flying our Cessna 140, N3527V! Great job Connor, have fun!

05/10/2020
LDAirshows New Crew

Start'em young....fun times....

As the year progresses and airshows cancel, we thought we should start training our next generation of LDAirshow crews. And it looks like the current crew ne...

Congratulations to New "Private Pilot" Colby Molosz (c) pictured with his Examiner, Dave Monroe (l) and Instructor Chand...
05/04/2020

Congratulations to New "Private Pilot" Colby Molosz (c) pictured with his Examiner, Dave Monroe (l) and Instructor Chandler Foss after flying our Cessna 152, N68750....Great job Colby on a breezy day.....good crosswind to boot!

Flight School Achievements
05/01/2020

Flight School Achievements

Flight School Achievements

Congratulations to Mike Priess (r) for his "First Solo" today, after the rain! Pictured with his Instructor Mark Mallano...
04/26/2020

Congratulations to Mike Priess (r) for his "First Solo" today, after the rain! Pictured with his Instructor Mark Mallano after flying our Cessna 152.... a day you'll never forget, great job!

Congratulations to "New" Tailwheel pilot Steve Targosz (l) pictured with his Instructor Brian  Stuehler after flying our...
04/23/2020

Congratulations to "New" Tailwheel pilot Steve Targosz (l) pictured with his Instructor Brian Stuehler after flying our J-3 Cub and Cessna 140...Fun times!

Hear Yee-Hear Yee, Congratulations to Scotty Crane for his "First Solo" today pictured with his Instructor Chandler Foss...
04/20/2020

Hear Yee-Hear Yee, Congratulations to Scotty Crane for his "First Solo" today pictured with his Instructor Chandler Foss (l) after flying our Cessna 152, N68750....Great job Scotty with a breezy cross wind!

Congratulations to Parker Stubbs (r) on his "First Solo" today pictured with his Instructor Chandler Foss after flying o...
04/19/2020

Congratulations to Parker Stubbs (r) on his "First Solo" today pictured with his Instructor Chandler Foss after flying our Cessna 152, N69042...just perfect!

04/17/2020

Nothing like a little quarantine snowmowing in April, the work never stops around here.

Congratulations to "New Private Pilot" Christian Molosz (r) pictured with his Instructor Ryan Plourde after flying our C...
04/16/2020

Congratulations to "New Private Pilot" Christian Molosz (r) pictured with his Instructor Ryan Plourde after flying our Cessna 152, N69042...great job on a windy day!

Congratulations to Jacob Hodory (R) on his "First Solo" pictured with his Instructor Ryan Plourde after flying our Cessn...
04/11/2020

Congratulations to Jacob Hodory (R) on his "First Solo" pictured with his Instructor Ryan Plourde after flying our Cessna 152, N68750...Good job Jacob!

A VERY BIG DAY at C77 with 2 Private Pilot Checkrides completed! Besties Anna Hornick and Kayla Hesano both earned their...
04/11/2020

A VERY BIG DAY at C77 with 2 Private Pilot Checkrides completed! Besties Anna Hornick and Kayla Hesano both earned their "Wings"..pictured with Instructor Brian Stuehler and DPE Dave Monroe!! From Princesses to Pilots..Way to go. Girls Rule!

The grass runways will be open soon thanks to Christian & Colby Moloze rolling the "green carpet"😁
04/08/2020

The grass runways will be open soon thanks to Christian & Colby Moloze rolling the "green carpet"😁

EAA - Vintage Aircraft Association
04/06/2020

EAA - Vintage Aircraft Association

Congratulations to Jim Rezich, owner of our Plane of the Week! The 1940 Culver Cadet was purchased new by his father Nick when he worked for Howard Aircraft. What a great family heirloom!

We have been working with Nathan Hammond and his Ghostwriter Airshows engine getting him ready for the season.  All oppo...
04/03/2020

We have been working with Nathan Hammond and his Ghostwriter Airshows engine getting him ready for the season. All opposing parts have been balanced to nearly "0" along with the crankshaft. If you haven't checked out his page and videos here you go. https://www.ghostwriterairshows.com/

Continued progress on the GhostWriter engine! We’ll be back in the air soon. Poplar Grove Airmotive continues to impress. #ghostwriterairshows #kyskywriter

Classes at school cancelled? Give us a call and let's get FLYING! 815-544-3471..
03/13/2020

Classes at school cancelled? Give us a call and let's get FLYING! 815-544-3471..

Buy a Flightcom Headset and receive a $20 bag free!
03/11/2020

Buy a Flightcom Headset and receive a $20 bag free!

Enjoying a busy morning at the Springfield, IL IA renewal seminar. Thank you to our customers for stopping by today.
03/05/2020

Enjoying a busy morning at the Springfield, IL IA renewal seminar. Thank you to our customers for stopping by today.

Private Pilot Ground School / Flight Review starts March 9. Call 815-544-3471 for details, as we  have a few spots open....
03/03/2020

Private Pilot Ground School / Flight Review starts March 9. Call 815-544-3471 for details, as we have a few spots open. With this class, you will obtain a Student Pilot certificate and be eligible for the FAA written test available at our facility. Sign up and get ready for Spring flying!

Congratulations Anton Anderson on your First Solo today, pictured with Instructor Chandler Foss in our Cessna 152 N68750...
02/29/2020

Congratulations Anton Anderson on your First Solo today, pictured with Instructor Chandler Foss in our Cessna 152 N68750!

"Dust off the Rust"! Spring is coming..Sign up for our upcoming  AOPA "Rusty Pilots" seminar April 25..online registrati...
02/29/2020
Rusty Pilots at Poplar Grove Airport - View Event - ​​​​​​​AOPA Pilot Information Center

"Dust off the Rust"! Spring is coming..Sign up for our upcoming AOPA "Rusty Pilots" seminar April 25..online registration included here.

Saturday, April 25 1:00pm - 4:00pm Poplar Grove, IL Instructed by AOPA Presenter Ron Timmermans. Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We’re inviting you back in the cockpit and will help ...

A beautiful day in Stevens Point, WI for the annual IA renewal seminar.
02/22/2020

A beautiful day in Stevens Point, WI for the annual IA renewal seminar.

Looking forward to seeing all of our friends stop by the booth at the St. Louis Aviation Maintenance Symposium.
02/21/2020

Looking forward to seeing all of our friends stop by the booth at the St. Louis Aviation Maintenance Symposium.

Spring "PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL" starting March 9, Monday and Wednesday evenings..It's time to get the written done ...
02/21/2020

Spring "PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL" starting March 9, Monday and Wednesday evenings..It's time to get the written done or just review before flying season is here! Call 815-544-3471..

Congratulations to a Happy, Daven Heslop (l) for his "First Solo" today, pictured with his Instructor Brian Stuehler aft...
02/16/2020

Congratulations to a Happy, Daven Heslop (l) for his "First Solo" today, pictured with his Instructor Brian Stuehler after flying our Cessna 152, N68750...Great landings Daven....

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello at the Illinois IA maintenance seminar in Itasca, IL.
02/14/2020

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello at the Illinois IA maintenance seminar in Itasca, IL.

Poplar Grove Airport and EAA Chapter 1414 will be sponsoring an "AOPA Rusty Pilot's Seminar" April 25th 1-4pm at the EAA...
02/13/2020

Poplar Grove Airport and EAA Chapter 1414 will be sponsoring an "AOPA Rusty Pilot's Seminar" April 25th 1-4pm at the EAA classroom..let your lapsed pilot friends know. Details to follow, sign up will be online with AOPA soon.

Congratulations to Ethan Kilmartin (r) for his "First Solo" today pictured with his Instructor Brian Stuehler after flyi...
02/08/2020

Congratulations to Ethan Kilmartin (r) for his "First Solo" today pictured with his Instructor Brian Stuehler after flying our cessna 152, N68750...great job Ethan!

Congratulations to New "Private Pilot" Evan Kazamias (c) pictured with his Instructors Brian Stuehler (r) and Cody Kleis...
02/05/2020

Congratulations to New "Private Pilot" Evan Kazamias (c) pictured with his Instructors Brian Stuehler (r) and Cody Kleiser after flying our Cessna 152, N69042. Great job Evan....have fun!

02/05/2020

Tail draggers come in all shapes and sizes.

Congratulations to Ivan Hernandez on his "First Solo" today, pictured with his Instructor Brian Stuehler (l) after flyin...
01/29/2020

Congratulations to Ivan Hernandez on his "First Solo" today, pictured with his Instructor Brian Stuehler (l) after flying our Cessna 152, N68750....Great job Ivan....

Address

11619 IL Route 76
Poplar Grove, IL
61065

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 20:00
Thursday 07:00 - 20:00
Friday 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 07:00 - 20:00
Sunday 07:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(815) 544-3471

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I am looking to rent PART of a hanger for my 8 x 24 trailer that holds my folding wing airplane. Does anyone have something available or know someone who does and might be interested in a rental? Please email me at [email protected] or text or call at 239-289-8777. Thank you. Mike Housewert.
Thanks 4 years ago you guys pulled my 150 out of a field!
"Talking with our friends from the Chicago TRACON" Topic: Understanding the flight procedures and challenges in and around the Class B - Chicago Airspace On Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 18:30 Central Daylight Time Location: Spring City Aviation, Milwaukee 9305 W. Appleton Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53225 Select Number: GL1395764 Description: Flying in and around the Chicago airspace maybe easier than you think. By using a common sense approach to "Push Times" navigating this complex airspace can be enjoyable and very manageable. Our speaker L. Straus, will provide us with a practical plan for flight in and around the Chicago Airspace. This seminar will last approximately 90 minutes.
Enjoyed coming out to the 47 Annual Fly-in this past Sunday. There were a number of great planes to see on display and in the air. Thanks for hosting. There are more pictures on my page that I will be adding to soon.
This is the Best place to call Home!
Contact me about a sound system for next year's fly-in!
How great to visit with Bob this morning on his way home after lots of flying at Brodhead..safe travels to Virginia!
https://www.faasafety.gov/files/events/AF/AFS/2019/AFS092051/AirVenture_2019_Safety_Forum_Schedule_R4.1.pdf
"Wire Strike Avoidance" Topic: Wire Strike Avoidance On Monday, July 15, 2019 at 17:00 Central Daylight Time Location: Helicopter Specialties 4710 S. Columbia Drive Janesville, WI 53546 Select Number: GL1393206 Description: Refreshments free of charge served at 5PM. Wire Strike Avoidance Seminar from 6:00-7:30 PM. Wire Strikes continue to plague the helicopter operators nationwide and Wisconsin is no exception. Our speakers will address this issue and give you insights on the preflight preparation as well as, inflight mitigation strategies. The speakers for this event are Chris Anderson, Designated Pilot Examiner, FAA Safety Representative, Peter Menet recently retired United States Military Helicopter Pilot, FAA Safety Representative and Jurg Grossenbacher, FAAST Program Manager of the Milwaukee FSDO. Chris Anderson, DPE, CFI, FAA Safety Representative. Chris will speak about deficiencies that he sees during check rides in wire strike avoidance planning that continue to plague our helicopter pilots. Peter Menet will speak on military training on wire strike avoidance and his extensive experience. Jurg Grossenbacher will speak on a wire strike accident that could have been avoided by pre-flight planning.
Flew down from MN for an ASI/AOPA course. What a great airport with great people!
My husband is an airplane mechanic and has a Toro Wheelhorse tug for sale. Can anyone recommended a place to advertise this? Thanks!
I sure miss this place