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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Friday Fly-In Photo: This year, we will be attempting to recreate the "Family Photo" on Friday, September 8 at 10am... The "Class of 2017" photo will be taken of the Stearmans and the those who flew them in. Please join us!

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Stearman 5K shirts!
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Nine different states will be represented, so far, at the Stearman 5K! Will you be joining the fun?
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New this year, TEAMS! Form a three person team and the group with the fastest combined time will win a flight together, not in a Stearman, but in a Cessna. šŸ™‚ register.chronotrack.com/r/27096

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We're excited to announce a new award, honoring the late Donald W. Grundstrom, will debut during the 46th National Stearman Fly-In!

Grundstrom, who lived in Eldridge, IA, died May 24, 2017, at age 94. He was a long-time Deere and Company employee, and a collector of vintage airplanes ā€” including a Red Baron Stearman.

The ā€œMade It Happenā€ award is based on one of Grundstromā€™s favorite sayings.

Three winners will be named, based on who buys the most avgas from Jet Air, Inc. at Galesburg Municipal Airport. Purchases must be ā€œfull serviceā€.

The contest will start at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, and end at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9.

There will be three divisions, based on engine size: 200-225 horsepower, 275/300 horsepower, and 450 horsepower and up.

Special trophies will be presented to the winners!

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Friday Fly-In Photo: Close your eyes and imagine a vast sea of breathtaking biplanes... You can actually swim in that sea at the National Stearman Fly-In (September 4-9, 2017) and find that even though they are all Stearmans, they are all a quite different. Each airplane is as unique as the person who flew her in! All of those differences are brought together in the spirit of fun and friendship! All are welcome, whether you own or fly a Stearman or not.

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Ride sharing is weekā€™s focus for these Stearman aviators

Thereā€™s a new airplane in pilot Robert Prestonā€™s life, and heā€™s anxious to share her with others at the National Stearman Fly-In. Ā 

Prestonā€™s new plane, Tillie, is a Super Stearman. Itā€™s powered by a 450-horsepower Pratt and Whitney radial engine. The engine is under a custom-fitted Beech 18 cowling. Ā 

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Telephone: 309-343-6409

The National Stearman Fly-In office at Galesburg MunicipalĀ Airport is manned in daylight hours during Fly-In week.Ā 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