Time Until the 48th National Stearman Fly-In








Stearman Spectacular
In Galesburg, Illinois!


The 48th National Stearman Fly-In will celebrate America’s iconic biplane, and you’re invited to join the fun Sept. 2 – 7, 2019, at Galesburg 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!

We’re nearing a landmark event – the National Stearman Fly-In’s 50th anniversary.
Here are the upcoming dates:
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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National Stearman Fly-In Galesburg, Illinois
For Immediate Release Prepared Aug.19, 2019
Lions Club breakfast at airport concludes 48th Stearman Fly-In
GALESBURG, IL – An airport breakfast is the traditional send-off for planes and pilots departing after the 6-day-long National Stearman Fly-In.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast, served by the Galesburg Noon Lions Club, will conclude the 48th National Stearman Fly-In at Galesburg Municipal Airport.
The breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in the Jet Air, Inc. hangar. It is open to the general public as well as Fly-In participants and other aviation enthusiasts.
The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice. Prices are $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Lions Club projects.

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For those of you with “fun / more fun” switches, aka SMOKE ON, and have been disappointed running out early during the fly in, the NSFI has a solution. This year 2.5 gallon containers will be for sale in the NSFI store with proceeds going to the fly in. Fairly priced at $25, $10 per gallon, this is the answer. No more wondering where to pack those oily containers, or worries about leaks in your trunk as family and friends drive over. This year you can have fun the whole week, so as they used to say, “smoke em if you’ve got em”, and support the NSFI!

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● Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
6:34 a.m.: Dawn Patrol flights launch for Ingersoll Airport (KCTK), Canton,
7-10 a.m.: Dawn Patrol Flight Breakfast at Ingersoll Airport, Canton, served by EAA Chapter 832. Menu: biscuits and gravy, fruit cocktail, applesauce, coffee, juice, water. Price $5.
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.: National Stearman Fly-In Retail Store open.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Children’s activities in Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport.
Children’s activities are sponsored in part through a grant from the Galesburg Community Foundation.
>> Presentations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by The Storyteller, Hans Nordsiek, Bergeijk, The Netherlands.
>> Kids’ flight simulator experience hosted by Ric and Lisa Woldow, Morton, IL.
>> Make a paper helicopter and fly it.
>> Create a paper rocket and launch it.
>> Make a Stearman button to wear.
>> Face painting.
>> Complimentary tram ride ticket.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting). $1 per person.
1:30 p.m.: Formation Flying contest briefing at Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.
2 p.m.: Formation flying contest, Galesburg Municipal Airport.
2:30 p.m. (time approximate): National Stearman Fly-In aerobatic demonstration featuring David Brown, Warrenton, VA, in his stock Stearman.
7 p.m.: National Stearman Fly-In Annual Banquet and Awards Presentations, Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Serving until 8 p.m. Catered by Henn House BBQ, Oneida, IL. Menu: Prime rib, chicken breast, salad with ranch and french dressings, loaded mashed potatoes, green beans, pasta salad, rolls and butter, BBQ sauce. Tickets $30, on sale at Fly-In office, must be purchased by Friday, Sept. 6. Awards sponsored in part by a donation from an Anonymous Galesburg Resident. Activities continuing throughout the day:
Stearman Rides: Experience flight in an open-cockpit biplane with Robert Preston; call (330) 328-4527 to schedule. Try biplane aerobatics with David Brown; call (540) 219-3259 to schedule. Soar to new heights in Brian Rosenstein’s Stearman “Sweet Caroline;” call (704) 277-2596 to schedule. Walk-ups also accepted in front of Jet Air, Inc. office, Galesburg Municipal Airport.
Food, merchandise vendors open.
Poker run.
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying.
Fly-In officially ends.
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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
Phillip Wolford - President
Jeanne Conlon - 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
Logan Fifer - Director
Brian Rosenstein - Director
Lisa Woldow - Director
Brian Vallero - Director