frequently asked questions

Here are some common questions about the National Stearman Fly-in. If you have a question that is not listed here, feel free to email us at or call and leave us a message at 309-343-6409 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

How much does it cost?

To simply come out and enjoy the fly-in and see the sights is absolutely FREE!

There are however, many things at the fly-in to do that do cost money… for instance, a guided audio tram tour of the Stearman flight line will cost you $1 per person. There will also be vendors selling food and merchandise, as well as Stearman rides and aerial tours for sale.

What is the best day to come out and see the Stearmans?

While every day has something to see and do… we’d say Saturday is the “best”, most event filled day for the public to come out and enjoy the Fly-In.Be sure to check out the schedule of events HERE.

Can we get something to eat while we're there?

Absolutely! There will be food vendors on site all week serving food from late morning thru the supper hour.

Can we get out on the field with the Stearmans?

While unauthorized / non-pilot access to the field is prohibited, there is a guided tram tour of the Stearman flight line all week long!

The tours are available from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and only cost $1 per person!

Can I get a ride in a Stearman?

Yes! Both Stearman rides, and Stearman aerobatics rides are available. Please see the bottom of the schedule of events page for details.

I would like to be a vendor at the Fly-in, what do I need to do?

Please see our “Stearman Fly-In Vendors & Advertising” page for info on this topic.