June 22nd 2017 Blog: The Mist TV Mini Series, Rockford MUFON Meeting, Ham Radio Field Day, Possible Severe Weather Overnight, Etc…

I watched this show called “The Mist”  it is a new mini series on Spike channel (Channel 32 on comcast) it started tonight. Appears to be on Thursday nights.  Based off the Stephen King book.  I thought it was going … Continue reading

BEAUTIFUL SUNSET VIDEO: Real Time Sunset Video Over Rockford Illinois June 20th 2017

  I finally was able to do one of the videos I been wanting to do for awhile now!  A real time sunset video of the sunset over Rockford.  I hope you guys like it!  It is real time, it … Continue reading

Long Blog About Field Day, Longest Day Of The Year, Drone Video, Ham Radio,

I am laying here in bed at 3:15 am and figured I would blog a bit. I think this might be a longer one, so heads up. I will probably bounce from topic to topic and be random, so do … Continue reading

Happy Fathers Day, US Military Shoots Down Aircraft, Rail Gun

    I am writing this a little after midnight, so technically it is not Fathers Day. I hope all the fathers out there had a wonderful day!  And to those mothers who play both roles as well.  Hope everyone … Continue reading

Worked K4D Dog Island DX on HF, Paranormal, Planespotting, Etc…

  Been awhile since I last updated my blog. As you know I was recently injured. So I been trying to relax and trying to get better.  Easier said than done, been hurting pretty bad. I go in for a … Continue reading

Birthday Shoutouts, Quadcopter Flight Of The Sunset, Etc…

I want to first off say a huge shout out to my Mom and Wife. They both had birthdays recently!   HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I love you both with all my heart and soul! As many of you know, I was … Continue reading

Rickie Traeger Official Website

Welcome To My Personal Website My site is just that, my personal space. You will get to know me and read my blogs. I am a very open person that doesn’t hold back. I am a firm believer and using … Continue reading

Airplane Spotting At The Rockford Airport On April 6th 2017 (Long Photography Blog)

I took a trip out to the Rockford Airport (KRFD) earlier today to see what aircraft were on the ramp and in the skies. I got to see some neat aircraft today!  Below are a lot of the variety of … Continue reading

WAY TO GO CHICAGO CUBS!!!

2016 has definitely brought many dreams come true. Triple Crown,and now the Chicago Cubs win the world series!!! I watched the game last night and OMG talk about a heart stopper a few times. They were up 5-1. Then it … Continue reading

Squawk 7700 , Delta 2643 / N363NW : Boston to Minneapolis

A little before 11 pm tonight Delta 2643 did a squawk 7700.   It departed Boston and was headed for Minneapolis.  It did its squawk 7700 around the Milwaukee area. It slowed down a lot and also did some erratic flight … Continue reading

Virgin Atlantic G-VAHH Emergency Landing

  UPDATE: They declared the emergency due to a sick passenger.  They are continuing their flight to London. Around 6:15 am CDT this morning they started their decent into London Virgin Atlantic VIR24m ( G-VAHH ) has squawk code 7700 … Continue reading

Rickie Traeger Blog, Aircraft Emergency Landing, Photography, Rockford Scanner, Facebook Notifications

I think I died and gone to heaven!   My weather is back!  I am so excited its around 80 degrees again. Been awhile since we had this weather.  This is my weather, the weather I would die for.  Winter … Continue reading

C-17 Globemaster over Northern Illinois, Radarspotting AE119D

C-17 Globemaster over Northern Illinois a little bit ago. As many of you know, I radarspot and saw this. Aircraft:  Military C-17 Globemaster Hex Code: AE119D Registration: 03-3120 Callsign: RCH364 … Continue reading