the sun has set on an incredible week!

The Board of Directors would like to thank all of the Stearman pilots, visitors, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, speakers, fly-out venues, the City of Galesburg and everyone involved for an awesome 50th annual fly-in.  It was a huge success with 152 Stearmans!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

together we can preserve the past and secure the future

The National Stearman Foundation Board of Directors is committed to building a permanent facility to serve the Stearman community. Located at the Galesburg Municipal Airport (GBG), the facility will provide a permanent home for the National Stearman Fly-In as well as the National Stearman Foundation. Click here to read more about it!

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Check out our schedule of events and come see everything from aerobatic contests to seminars and presentations.

fly-in events

see the glory of these vintage world war ii airplanes

The Stearman Model 75 is a biplane formerly used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 10,626 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s.

HISTORY Of THE STEARMAN

see through the eyes of a pilot

Pilots take the most amazing photos. See the National Stearman Fly-in through their eyes.

view the Gallery

the must-attend event of the year

Stearman enthusiasts will enjoy:

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flying events

Fly-overs, biplane rides, aerobatics, contests, formation flying, flour bombing and more!

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seminars

2022 seminars to be announced. Past seminars have included Continental W-670 Engines, Intro to Air Tech Coatings, and more.

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activities

Narrated tram rides, tours, presentations, Tri-County Airport open house, and plenty of activities for the kids!

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food

Picnics, BBQs, Pizza parties, the Monmouth Prime Beef Festival, Annual Banquet and Dawn Patrol breakfasts.

events

Whether you spend Labor Day with us or visit us later in the week, there's plenty to see and do at the National Stearman Fly-in.

48th Annual Hog Days

Kewanee Hog Days is a four day festival that has run over Labor Day weekend every year since 1954.

48th Annual Hog Days
Fly-in
Narrated Tram Rides

Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting). $1 per person.

Narrated Tram Rides
Daily Event
Welcome Picnic

Welcome Picnic for Fly-In participants at Jet Air, Inc. hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Catered by The Rib Shack, Galesburg.

Welcome Picnic
Participants only
Tri-County Airport Open House

Fly-In visitors welcome any time at historic grass strip in operation since 1953.

Tri-County Airport Open House
Visitors welcome
Labor Day Parade Fly-Over

The 128th annual Labor Day Parade will march through downtown Galesburg at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7.

Labor Day Parade Fly-Over
Downtown Galesburg
Warren Co. Prime Beef Festival

Carnival held each year the Wednesday through Saturday following Labor Day.

Warren Co. Prime Beef Festival
Monmouth, IL
Aerobatics Contest

Watch these vintage aircraft doing loops, rolls and spins.

Aerobatics Contest
Gen-Air Park, Geneseo
Guest Speakers

Col. Mark Tillman, Bob Swint, Jeff Nelson, Dave Groh, Dr. Bruce Chien, And more!

Guest Speakers
Location TBD

Be prepared and download our resources brochure!

Daily schedule, where to stay, where to eat, how to get there... It's all here in our easy to navigate downloadable brochure.

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