2018 NATIONAL STEARMAN FLY-IN AWARD WINNERS

Early Bird:

First pilot-in-command to arrive at Galesburg Municipal Airport for the 2016 Fly-In who remained for the duration:

David Brown, left, arrived Aug. 30 from Warrenton, VA, Stearman N46592.

Longest Cross-Country:

Awarded to the pilot whose direct route from his or her home airport to Galesburg was the longest in a Stearman:

1,717 statute miles, Edward” Ted” Miller, Santa Rosa, CA, Stearman N9923H.

Youngest Pilot:

Awarded to the youngest pilot who, acting as pilot-in-command, landed a Stearman upon its arrival for the 2016 Fly-In:

Brian Vallero, right, 23 years old, Galesburg, IL, Stearman N52287.

Most Vintage Pilot:

Awarded to the oldest person who, acting as pilot-in-command, landed a Stearman upon its arrival for the 2016 Fly-In:

“Old Bob” Siegfried, 89 years old, Downers Grove, IL, Stearman 3977A.

Newest Restoration:

Presented to the owner of the Stearman whose restoration was completed closest to the date of the presentation of this award:

George Madok, right, Evergreen, CO, Stearman N58219. First flight Aug. 9, 2018. Restoration by owner took 7½ years.

Hard Luck Award:

Rob Tekampe, right, McHenry, IL, Stearman N1203M.

Stearman Most in Need of Restoration:

Quentin Marty, right, Hightstown, NJ, Stearman N46Y.

Kaydet Award:

For excellence in restoration of Army Stearmans:

Bob Swint, right, Geneseo, IL, Stearman N63806. Restoration by owner took nine years.

Yellow Peril Award:

For excellence in restoration of Navy Stearmans:

Blake Anderson, right, Burnsville, MN, Stearman N266N.

Best Custom:

In recognition of creativity and workmanship on custom Stearmans:

Diane and Dan Sokolowski, Clear Lake, IA, Stearman N69249.

Best Military Custom:

In recognition of creativity and workmanship on military custom Stearmans:

George Triche, right, Luling, LA, Stearman N49659.

Made It Happen Award:

In memory of Don Grundstrom, presented by Ric and Lisa Woldow
What Stearman burned the most fuel during the 2017 National Stearman Fly-In:

200 h.p. category: Stearman N
300 h.p. category: Stearman N
450 h.p. category: Stearman N

A total of 3726.7 gallons of fuel were burned during this year’s fly-in.

Lloyd Stearman Award

Presented to a Stearman documented to be of significant importance in the Stearman Aircraft Company’s history, or one that has been restored to replicate or preserve the historic accuracy of a civilian or military Stearman:

Bob Swint, right, Geneseo, IL, Stearman N63806.

Bill Adams Memorial Foundation Award

In recognition of sustained effort that contributed measurably to the continued success of the National Stearman Fly-In and greater Stearman community:

Mr. Pete Jones, Cleveland, MS, for his career in restoring Stearman aircraft.

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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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