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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

Lloyd Stearman’s 1931 ‘Cloudboy’ evolved into WW II trainer

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August 26, 2010

Many people called the Stearman Model 75 the “Pilot Maker,” and for good reason.

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