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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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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Quentin G. Marty's 1941 N2S-2 Stearman is featured on the National Stearman Fly-In's Facebook cover page promoting the 46th annual gathering of the iconic biplanes scheduled for Sept. 4-9, 2017, in Galesburg, IL. Marty lives in Hightstown, NJ. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year to all with the sincere hope we see you on the grass next Labor Day. A friend gave us an early gift for 2017 with a photo of "404" at the 1973 NSFI. Note Walt Pierce's uncowled 450 Stearman in the back ground, as well as a large hangar where the old terminal building now sits.

Here's to a safe and productive 2017!
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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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2016 Award Winners and Pilots & Planes List

The full list of 2016 National Stearman Fly-In award winners and contest results are in!
Click HERE to view the entire list!

Also, for a complete list of registered stearman at the 2016 Fly-In, click HERE!

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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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National Stearman Fly-In

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