The National Stearman Fly-In is all about airplanes and people.
They will come together, in part, through programs and seminars scheduled during the 46th annual Fly-In Sept. 4-9, 2017, at Galesburg Municipal Airport.
There is no charge for admission to the airport during the National Stearman Fly-In. All of these events are free and open to the public:
- Monday, Sept. 4
7:30 pm: Movie night. “Heroes On Deck: World War II on Lake Michigan.” Jet Air, Inc. hangar
- Tuesday, Sept. 5
9:30 am: Seminar, “ADS-B: How Will It Affect Me?” Presented by Warren Smith, FAA Safety Program Manager, Springfield, IL, Flight Standards Office. Jet Air, Inc. hangar.
- Wednesday, Sept. 6
9:30 am: Seminar, “Basic Med and the Third Class,” presented by Dr. Bruce Chien, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Peoria, IL. Jet Air, Inc. hangar.
3:00 pm: “The Last Fighter Pilot,” presentation by former U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin, Champions Gate, FL. Yellin will sign copies of his newest book after the presentation. Books will be available at the signing. Stearman Fly-In seminar tent.
- Thursday, Sept. 7
9:30 am: Discussion, “Stearman Fly-Ins for the Next Generation – Inputs From the Field.” Conducted by Mike Rutledge, member of the National Stearman Fly-In Board of Directors. Stearman Fly-In seminar tent.
3:30 pm: Seminar, “Stearman Differences Found During Restoration,” presented by Bob Swint, Geneseo, IL. Stearman Fly-In seminar tent.
7:35 pm: Program, “Saving History: U.S. Naval Air Station Ottumwa, Iowa,” presented by Steve Black, president of Friends of NAS Ottumwa. Jet Air, Inc. hangar.
- Friday, Sept. 8
8:00 pm: Program, “Old Airplanes and Old Pilots.” Where Is the Next Generation?” Presented by John Pike, Big Sky Stearman, Oregon City, OR. Jet Air, Inc. hangar.