Days until the 45th National Stearman Fly-In!








Biplanes Beautiful!


The 45th National Stearman Fly-In will celebrate America’s iconic biplane, and you’re invited to join the fun Sept. 5-10, 2016, 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 Tye Hammerle, Becky Patterson, Marie Spear, Pete Spear, Bob Swint, Harrel Timmons & Brian Vallero for all of the scraping, priming, painting, mowing, weeding & raking it took to spruce up around the Fly-In office. The repainted sign should be up soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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21 days until the 45th National Stearman Fly-In officially begins. There will be several Stearmans proudly parked on the groomed grass long before then. The fly-in is the bench mark international event for Stearman pilots, owners, and enthusiasts. For those of us that love the Stearman, we marked our calendars and started counting down Sunday morning when we departed Galesburg last year.

Stearman custodians that gather at Galesburg enjoy one of the longest, and strongest relationships of any vintage airplane type in the world. It’s truly a family reunion. You don’t need to own or fly a Stearman, just love them, that’s the only admission fee. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Unlike vintage car shows, these pieces of American history don’t sit on display and get wiped on throughout the week. You’ll smell fuel being burned, you hear fuel being turned into noise as the proud ships play in their natural element.

You haven’t experienced fly-in electricity until you’ve set up camp on the grass early in the week and watched the parade of beautiful Stearmans arrive one by one as they return to the nest.

Make sure you have room reservations, we’re excited to see you at the airport!
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World War II veterans to share memories of training, fighting

They were teenagers in 1942, and their country had been thrust into World War II. So Jerry Yellin and George Farnsworth went to fight.

Both men first took to the sky in Stearmans, a biplane designed for service as a primary trainer. The two men – both are 92 now – will share some of their experiences to audiences during the 45th National Stearman Fly-In at Galesburg Municipal Airport.

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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