Schedule of Events

 

 

Stay tuned…
2018 schedule of events updated regularly

Accurate as of June 25, 2018

Monday, Sept. 3, 2018

7:00 - 11:00 am: Hog Capital of the World Days fly-in breakfast, Kewanee Municipal Airport, Kewanee, IL. Hosted by Kewanee Volunteer Fire Department. Food charge.

9:00 am: Daily pilot briefing, Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Briefing for Labor Day Parade flyover following daily briefing.

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

10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting). $1 per person.

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: Program to be arranged.

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying 
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides! (See below for full details)    

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018

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

9:30 am: Seminar, “An Unintentional Passenger: The Loss of Control Accident.” Presented by Warren Smith, FAA Safety Program Manager, Springfield, IL, Flight Standards Office. Jet Air, Inc. hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

10:00 am: National Stearman Fly-In “field trip” to John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, IL, and tour of Deere’s corporate hangar at KMLI.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm: Tri-County Airport (2c6) open house at historic grass field 12 minutes southeast of KGBG.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting). $1 per person.

3:30 pm: Seminar to be arranged.

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:
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying 
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

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

9:30 am: Seminar, “Aero Medical Issues,” presented by Dr. Bruce Chien, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Bolingbrook, IL. Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. 

10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting). $1 per person.

11:00 am:  Lunch-time fly-out to Kewanee Municipal Airport, Kewanee, IL. Food charge.

3:00 pm: Seminar, “Support Facilities for Stearman Pilots,” presented by Bob Swint, Geneseo, IL. Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

4:00 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.

Evening: Dine out in Galesburg.   

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

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

9:30 am: Seminar to be arranged.

Mid-morning: Fly-out to Gen-Air Park, Geneseo, IL, for lunch. Food charge.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting). $1 per person.

1:30 pm: Stearman aerobatic contest briefing, Gen-Air Park pilot lounge, Geneseo.

2:00 pm: Stearman aerobatic contest, Gen-Air Park, Geneseo.

3:30 pm: Seminar to be arranged.

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 Ranch, Galesburg. Sponsored by the Stearman Restorers Association. Free for Fly-In participants.

7:30 pm: Gone West! Remembering those in the Stearman community who passed on during the last year. Jet Air hangar.

7:35 pm: Program to be arranged.

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

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. 

10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting). $1 per person.

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 Henn House BBQ, Oneida. Menu: Sliced beef brisket, barbecue sauce, cheesy potatoes, green beans, roll and butter. Tickets $20; beverages additional. Tickets on sale at Fly-In office, should be purchased by Thursday, Sept. 6   

8:00 pm: Program to be arranged.

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018

6:36 am: Dawn Patrol flights launch.

12:30 pm: Formation Flying contest briefing at Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

1:00 pm: Formation flying contest, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

7:00 pm: National Stearman Fly-In Annual Banquet and Awards Presentations at Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Serving until 8 p.m. Catered by Cerar’s Barnstormer, Monmouth. Menu: Carved prime rib, parmesan crusted chicken, holiday potatoes, fruit salad, broccoli salad, corn, rolls and butter. Tickets $30. Tickets, on sale at Fly-In office, should be purchased by Friday, Sept. 7. Awards sponsored in part with a donation from an Anonymous Galesburg Resident.

    
Fly-In officially ends

Activities continuing throughout the day:
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying
Food and Merchandise Vendors 
Stearman Rides (See below for full details)

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

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.

 

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
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