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Lions Club breakfast at airport concludes 48th Stearman Fly-In

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August 22, 2019

An airport breakfast is the traditional send-off for planes and pilots departing after the 6-day-long National Stearman Fly-In.

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WASP helped turn the tide into victory in World War II

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August 22, 2019

In the fall of 1942, 1,830 women volunteered to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP).

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Grass runway, rural setting attract pilots to open house

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August 16, 2019

Dave and Cathy Shipley are expecting a lot of company in early September. They’re the owners of Tri County Airport (2C6), and will host an open house at their grass strip...

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Aspiring aviators will enjoy special event during Fly-In

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August 16, 2019

Aspiring aviators are invited to participate in special children’s activities during the 48th National Stearman Fly-In.

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Fly-In’s ‘field trip’ offers visit to Caterpillar Visitors Center

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August 8, 2019

The National Stearman Fly-In has arranged a tour of the Caterpillar Visitors Center, 110 S.W. Washington St., Peoria, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.

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History

Facts to know about the plane that put a generation into the air

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August 16, 2018

Some know the Stearman Model 75 as “The Pilot Maker.” It earned that honorific because more men and women in World War II’s “Greatest Generation” learned to fly in Stearmans than any other series of aircraft built.

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World War II-era Stearman biplanes unite generations of Americans

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September 23, 2010

What attracts people to Stearman biplanes?

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Stearmans introduced ‘Greatest Generation’ to flight

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August 29, 2010

The Stearman introduced more of World War II’s “Greatest Generation” to flight than any other airplane.

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In-depth look at the Boeing / Stearman Model 75

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August 27, 2010

The Boeing/Stearman Model 75 primary trainer is probably the best known bi-plane in aviation history.

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