Schedule of Events

 

 

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2017 schedule of events updated regularly

Monday, Sept. 4, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 am: 2nd Annual Searman 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: Hog Capital of the World Days fly-in breakfast, Kewanee Municipal Airport, Kewanee, IL. 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.

6:00 pm: Welcome Picnic for Fly-In participants at Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Free for Fly-In participants.

7:30 pm: Program to be arranged.

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. 5, 2017

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

9:30 am: 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:
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. 6, 2017

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

9:30 am: Seminar, “Basic Med and the Third Class,” 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. Food charge.

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.

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. 7, 2017

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

9:30 am: Seminar, “Stearman Fly-Ins for the Next Generation – Inputs From the Field.” Presented by Mike Rutledge, member of the National Stearman Fly-In Board of Directors. Stearman Fly-In seminar tent.

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 Differences Found During Restoration," presented by Bob Swint, Geneseo, IL. Stearman Fly-In seminar tent.

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. 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: Program, “Saving History: U.S. Naval Air Station Ottumwa, Iowa,” presented by Steve Black, president of Friends of NAS Ottumwa. Jet Air Hangar.

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. 8, 2017

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. 

10:30 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. Food and beverage charges.  
Tickets, on sale at the Fly-In office, should be purchased by Thursday, Sept. 7

8:00 pm: Program to be arranged. Jet Air hangar.

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. 9, 2017

6:36 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.

***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. Food and beverage charges.
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