Days Until the 47th Annual National Stearman Fly-In








Celebrate the Stearman
In Galesburg, Illinois!


The 47th National Stearman Fly-In will celebrate America’s iconic biplane, and you’re invited to join the fun Sept. 3-8, 2018 at Galesburg Municipal Airport.

The must-attend event of the year for Stearman enthusiast 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!

We’re nearing a landmark event – the National Stearman Fly-In’s 50th anniversary.
Here are the upcoming Fly-In dates:
48th National Stearman Fly-In: Sept. 2-7, 2019
49th National Stearman Fly-In: Sept. 7-12, 2020
50th National Stearman Fly-In, Sept. 6-11. 2021

Click here for Schedule of Events information.

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Fly-In’s ‘field trip’ offers tour
of John Deere plant, hangar

GALESBURG, IL – Want to see first-hand how some amazing machines are manufactured?

Sign up for the 47th National Stearman Fly-in’s tour of the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL, and the company’s corporate aviation hangar at the Quad City International Airport (KMLI) on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018.

The plant, at 1100 13th Ave., employs about 3,000 persons, and manufactures combines and front-end equipment. World-wide, Deere has a workforce of some 67,000.

Lisa Woldow, a member of the Fly-In’s board of directors, said the tour will start at 10 a.m. and last about 90 minutes.

Fly-In participants interested in the tour should send an e-mail to Woldow at by Aug. 15 to reserve a place. “Please specify your name, the number of persons in your party, and your phone number,” she said, “to make sure we have adequate vehicles scheduled and so we can contact you if necessary.”

“We will publish departure and pick-up times as we get closer to the date,” Woldow said.

Woldow said that “We are in talks with the Quad City International Airport to arrange procedures and parking” for Fly-In participants who want to fly to Moline.

Here are other tour requirements:

>> All participants must be at least 13 years old. Minors (13-17) must be accompanied by an adult.

>> No video recording or photography is permitted.

>> No sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed.

Tours are conducted by retired employees. The experience receives 84 percent “excellent” reviews on the TripAdvisor web site.
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Coming to Galesburg in September 2018?

Don’t waste a minute of your time standing in line. Register online now for the 47th National Stearman Fly-In.

Go to and click on the “Registration” link to sign up.
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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

E-mail us:

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