Schedule of Events

 

 

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2017 schedule of events coming soon!

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 am: Stearman 5K Runway Incursion. Rain or shine, run or walk the runways at Galesburg Municipal Airport.
Full details on event’s Facebook page. Breakfast served for race participants AND public! 

7:00 - 11:00 am: 43rd Hog Capital of the World Days fly-in breakfast, Kewanee Municipal Airport, Kewanee, IL. Hosted by Kewanee Volunteer Fire Department. All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Adults $5

9:00 am: Daily pilot briefing, Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

10:00 am: Galesburg Labor Day Parade fly-over.

6:00 pm: Welcome Picnic for Fly-In participants at Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Catered by the Rib Shack, Galesburg. Menu: Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw. Sponsored by Shotts Auto Machine Shop, Galesburg. Free for Fly-In participants.

7:30 pm: Training in the Stearman, a reminiscence of learning to fly by Capt. Jerry Yellin, an Army Air Corps veteran who fought in World War II. Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Open to the public.

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line (weather permitting) - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - $1 per person
Poker run, fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying 
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides! (See below for full details)    

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

9:00 am: Daily pilot briefing, Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport

9:30 am: Seminar, "Stearman brakes", by Bob Swint, Geneseo, IL, and "Continental Engine Crankshaft Failure", by Wally Falardeau, Poplar Grove, IL. Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Tri-County Airport (2c6) open house. Fly-In visitors welcome any time at historic grass strip 12 minutes southeast of KGBG. Hosted by owners Dave and Cathy Shipley. Refreshments. Information: (309) 369-5343

Evening: Dinner at Cerar’s Barnstormer Restaurant, Monmouth, IL. Order from menu. Ground transportation available, contact Stearman Fly-In office.

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line (weather permitting) - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - $1 per person  
Poker run, fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying 
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

9:00 am: Daily pilot briefing, Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport

9:30 am: Seminar, "Aeromedical Concerns", presented by Dr. Bruce Chien, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Peoria, IL. Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

11:00 am: Lunch-time fly-out to Kewanee Municipal Airport, Kewanee, IL. Catered by Eilers Catering, Kewanee. Menu: Butterfly pork chop sandwich, Kewanee’s Famous Potato Salad, broccoli salad, mixed fruit bowl, dessert, iced tea, lemonade. Price $7

3:00 pm: Program, “Stearman Experiences”, a reminiscence of World War II by Army Air Corps veteran Capt. George Farnsworth. Stearman Fly-In seminar tent MOVED to Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Open to the public.

4:15 pm: Pilot briefing for Monmouth Prime Beef Festival Parade fly-over. Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

5:00 pm: Monmouth Prime Beef Festival Parade fly-over.

6:30 - 8:30 pm: Art Defined. Unleash your creative bent during this first-time event. Jet Air, Inc. hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Click here to register.

Evening: Dine out in Galesburg.   

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line (weather permitting) - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - $1 per person  
Poker run, fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

9:00 am: Daily pilot briefing, Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport

9:30 am: Seminar, “Ageless Aviation Dreams,” presented by Darryl Fisher, Carson City, NV. Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

Mid-morning: Fly-out to Gen-Air Park, Geneseo, IL, for lunch. Menu: Grilled pork loin, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, corn on the cob, assorted pies. Price $8

3:30 pm: Seminar, “Stearman Insurance Explained,” presented by Richard “Dick” Packer, Radnor, Ohio. Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

5:30 pm: Beverage wagon opens, Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport.  

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Pizza party, Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Catered by Pizza Hut, Galesburg. Free for Fly-In participants. Sponsored by the Stearman Restorers Association. Charge for beverages.

7:30 pm: Gone West! A remembrance of members of the Stearman community who have passed on during the past year. Jet Air hanag.

7:35 pm: Movie night featuring “The Aviatrix,’ documentary of Stearman pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor’s 8 ½-week, 10,000-mile flight from Cape Town, South Africa, to Goodwood, Great Britain. Jet Air Hangar. Open to the public.

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line (weather permitting) - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - $1 per person  
Poker run, fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

9:00 am: Daily pilot briefing, Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport

9:30 am: Stearman Restorers Association annual meeting, Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport. SRA President Ken McCullough, Upland, CA, presiding.

10:30 am - 2:00 pm: Picnic fly-out.

2:30 pm: Briefing for short field take-off, flour bombing and spot landing contests, Fly-In seminar tent.

3:00 pm: Short field take-off, flour bombing and spot landing contests, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

6:00 pm: Beverage wagon opens, Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

7:00 - 8:00 pm: Friday night dinner at Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Catered by Big Catz, Knoxville. Menu: Sliced brisket, potato salad, pasta salad, tossed salad, apple sauce, green beans with onions and bacon, cornbread. Tickets $15. Beverages additional.
Tickets, on sale at the Fly-In office, should be purchased by Thursday, Sept. 8

8:00 pm: “Bird in a Biplane.” British-born pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor discusses her long-distance flying adventures in a Stearman. Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Open to the public.

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line (weather permitting) - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - $1 per person  
Poker run, fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016

6:39 am: Dawn Patrol flights launch for Southeast Iowa Regional Airport, Burlington.

7:00-10:00 am: Dawn Patrol Flight Breakfast at Southeast Iowa Regional Airport, Burlington.
Sponsored by EAA Chapter 700. Menu: Egg casserole, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, juice, coffee, milk, water. Price: $8 for full order with drinks, $5 for half order. Free breakfast for pilot-in-command of each arriving Stearman courtesy of Heartland Harley-Davidson (Bob Knoll), Burlington.

***Stearman Super Saturday Events***
1:00 - 3:00 pm:
Kids’ balsa airplane flying contest. Free!
Three age groups -- 3 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 to 12. Best landings put contestants in a drawing for prizes.
Conducted by the Young Professionals of Galesburg. Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport.
1:00 pm: Formation Flying contest briefing at Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.
1:30 pm: Formation flying contest, Galesburg Municipal Airport.
2:30 pm: Stearman Aerobatics, a demonstration of the airplane’s capabilities, flown by David Brown, Warrenton, VA.
3:00 pm: Parade of Flight, a narrated airborne history of Stearman aircraft, over Galesburg Municipal Airport.
***Stearman Super Saturday Events***

7:00 pm: National Stearman Fly-In Annual Banquet and Awards Presentations at Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Serving until 8:00 pm Catered by Cerar’s Barnstormer, Monmouth. Menu: Prime rib, parmesan-crusted chicken, cheesy potatoes, fruit salad, broccoli salad, corn, rolls and butter. Tickets $25. Beverages additional. Awards sponsored in part with a donation by an Anonymous Galesburg Resident.
Tickets, on sale at the Fly-In office, should be purchased by Friday, Sept. 9
    
Fly-In officially ends

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line (weather permitting) - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - $1 per person  
Poker run, fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Fly-Out Breakfast - 7:00 - 11:00 am: It’s a Galesburg tradition. Get up early to see Stearman aircraft depart for home. All-you-can-eat breakfast served by Galesburg Noon Lions Club at Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Menu: Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, milk, orange juice. Adults $7, children 12 and under $3.

 

Try biplane aerobatics
with David Brown

Reservations preferred but walk-ups also accepted in front of Jet Air, Inc. office.

Call (540) 219-3259 to schedule

Experience flight in an open-cockpit biplane
with Robert Preston

Reservations preferred but walk-ups also accepted in front of Jet Air, Inc. office.

Call (330) 328-4527 to schedule

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
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