46th Annual National Stearman Fly-In








Biplanes Beautiful!


The 46th National Stearman Fly-In will celebrate America’s iconic biplane, and you’re invited to join the fun Sept. 4-9, 2017, at Galesburg, IL, Municipal Airport.

The must-attend event of the year for Stearman enthusiasts will offer a generous mix of flying events, technical seminars, entertainment and food. Best of all, it’s an opportunity to fly and relax with friends.

Click here for Schedule of Events information.

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A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made the 19th Annual Stearman Golf Outing a fun and successful day! To the 19 teams, 118 hole sponsors (41 of those were from the Stearman community), Lake Bracken Country Club (they make it so easy and have some of the best fried chicken ever) and everyone who donated door prizes, we appreciate your continued support of this event! To Daniel Wolford, Bob Knoll, Jeff Allen, and formation safety pilot, Travis Aukes, it's always exciting to hear those radial engines as those Stearmans make their individual and formation passes over the golf course! To Rhonda Houzenga and Candy Webb, those extra hands are very much appreciated during sign placement and registration.

Thank you, again, and hope to see you next year at the 20th Annual Stearman Golf Outing! Jeanne Conlon, Becky Patterson and Diane Stickle, Golf Outing Co-Chairs
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As spring starts to make an appearance, annuals are being completed, covers slowly coming off Stearmans around the country, and we all start planning for the next fly-in.

There are still some video treasures out there to be found. Here's a video from the 1986 NSFI dawn patrol. The dawn patrol used to be a benchmark event of the fly-in, formations of dozens of Stearmans would rumble over Galesburg serving as a radial alarm clock at 0700 enroute to a breakfast location.

Look past the poor video quality; the real gem is the faces that make up the history of our fly-in. Some are still regulars to this day, many sadly have passed. To know where we're going, we have to appreciate where we've been.
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Just 170 days until the official start of the 46th National Stearman Fly In! Many of us have been counting down the remaining days since the awards ceremony last year... We cannot wait to see you all! ... See MoreSee Less

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46th National Stearman Fly-In online registration open now

Registration for the National Stearman Fly-In has started. The 46th consecutive event is scheduled Sept. 4-9, 2017, at Galesburg Municipal Airport.

Pilots who plan to attend can speed the arrival process by pre-registering using a convenient on-line form. To complete the form…

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19th Stearman Golf Outing set May 1 at Lake Bracken course

The19th annual Stearman Golf Outing will be held Monday, May 1, 2017, at Galesburg’s Lake Bracken Golf Course.

Proceeds will benefit the National Stearman Foundation, parent organization of the National Stearman Fly-In held in September at Galesburg Municipal Airport. The golf outing is the major community fund-raiser to support the annual Fly-In.

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Stay Connected:

Telephone: 309-343-6409

The National Stearman Fly-In office at Galesburg Municipal Airport is manned in daylight hours during Fly-In week. Leave a message on the answering machine at other times.

U.S. Postal Service:
National Stearman Fly-In NFP Inc.
P.O. Box 1937
Galesburg, IL 61402-1937

National Stearman Fly-In NFP Inc.
307 Lloyd Stearman Dr.
Galesburg, IL 61401

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Board of Directors
Diane Stickle - President
Donivan Godsil - Executive Vice President
Thomas E. Lowe - Vice President
Jean Jacobs - Secretary
Ben McMahan - Treasurer
Robert F. Harrison - Director
Mike Lowe - Director
Mike Rutledge - Director
Harrel W. Timmons - Director
Phillip Wolford - Director
Jeanne Conlon - Director
Logan Fifer - Director
Brian Rosenstein - Director
Lisa Woldow - Director
Brian Vallero - Director