schedule

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  • 7:00a-11:00a
    47th Hog Capital of the World Days Fly-in Breakfast
    Length: 4 hours

    Kewanee Municipal Airport (EZI), Kewanee, IL. Hosted by Kewanee Volunteer Fire Department. All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Food charge.

  • 9:00a
    Daily Pilot Briefing
    Length: 15 minutes

    Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Galesburg Labor Day Parade fly-over briefing after daily briefing.

  • 9:00a-5:30p
    National Stearman Fly-In Retail Store open
    Length: all day

    Come get your National Stearman Fly-in swag!

  • 10:00a
    Galesburg Labor Day Parade Fly-over
    Length: 30 minutes

    Join us in downtown Galesburg as we celebrate the long history of organized labor in Galesburg and Knox County.

  • 10:00a-6:00p
    Narrated Tram Rides
    Length: 30 minutes

    Tram rides along the Stearman flight line for the general public are available all day (weather permitting). $1 per person.

  • 6:00p
    Welcome Picnic for Fly-in Participants
    Length: 90 minutes

    Jet Air, Inc. hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Catered by Rib Shack, Galesburg, IL. Menu: Pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans. Sponsored by Shotts Auto Machine Shop, Galesburg.

  • 7:00p
    Rock and Roll Bingo
    Length: 90 minutes

    Amy and Adam (also known as Rockstar) host 10 rounds of fun, laughter and prizes. This is not your grandma's bingo!

  • 9:00a
    Daily Pilot Briefing
    Length: 15 minutes

    Stearman Fly-In seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport

  • 9:00a-5:30p
    National Stearman Fly-in Retail Store open
    Length: all day

    Come get your National Stearman Fly-in swag!

  • 10:00a
    Seminar: Fabric Covering
    Length: 60 minutes

    Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport

    Mark Lynn
    Stewart Systems
  • 10:00a-5:00p
    Tri-County Airport (2C6) Open House
    Length: 7 hours

    At the historic grass strip 19nm southeast of KGBG. Hosted by owners Dave and Cathy Shipley. Refreshments, sandwiches and snacks. For more Information, contact Dave at (309) 369-5343.

  • 10:00a-6:00p
    Narrated Tram Rides
    Length: 30 minutes

    Tram rides along the Stearman flight line for the general public are available all day (weather permitting). $1 per person.

  • 2:00p
    Seminar: Flying Companion
    Length: 60 minutes

    Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Information for general aviation passengers.

    Linda Schumm
    Mackinaw, IL
  • Evening
    Dine at the Whiskey Barrel

    325 E. Main St., downtown Galesburg. Order from menu. Restaurant reserved for National Stearman Fly-In participants.

  • 9:00a
    Daily Pilot Briefing
    Length: 15 minutes

    Stearman Fly-in seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

  • 9:00a-5:30p
    National Stearman Fly-in Retail Store open
    Length: all day

    Come get your National Stearman Fly-in swag!

  • 9:30a
    Stearman Restorers Association Annual Meeting
    Length: 30 minutes

    Fly-in seminar tent, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

  • 10:00a
    National Stearman Fly-in "Class of 2020" Group Photo
    Length: 15 minutes

    Time approximate. Location to be determined depending on weather.

  • 10:00a-6:00p
    Narrated Tram Rides
    Length: 30 minutes

    Tram rides along the Stearman flight line for the general public are available all day (weather permitting). $1 per person.

  • 10:30a-2:00p
    Picnic Fly-out
    Length: 2 hours 30 minutes

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  • 2:30p
    Pilot Briefing for Contests
    Length: 30 minutes

    Briefing for short field take-off, flour bombing and spot landing contests. Stearman Fly-in seminar tent.

  • 3:00p
    Flying Contests
    Length: 3 hours

    Short field take-off, flour bombing and spot landing contests. Galesburg Municipal Airport.

  • 6:00p
    Beverage Wagon opens

    Jet Air Hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

  • 7:00p-8:00p
    Dinner
    Length: 60 minutes

    Catered by Henn House BBQ, Altona, IL. Menu: Brisket with BBQ sauce, cheesy potatoes, green beans, rolls, butter. Price 25.

  • 8:00p
    Program: Around the World Flight to End Polio
    Length: 60 minutes

    Stearman pilot/owner John Ockenfels and his partner Peter Teahen depart Cedar Radids, IA on March 24, 2020 for a 51 day, 20,000 mile trip in a Piper Lance. Foe details, go to https://www.flighttoendpolio.com/.

    John Ockenfels and Peter Teahen
    Stearman pilot/owner
  • 7:00a-11:00a
    Fly-out Breakfast
    Length: 4 hours

    It’s a Galesburg tradition. Get up early to see Stearman aircraft depart for home. All-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 a.m.-11 a.m. served by Galesburg Noon Lions Club at Jet Air hangar, Galesburg Municipal Airport. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, orange juice. Adults $7, children 12 and under $3.

Activities continuing throughout the day Monday-Saturday:
Fun flying, buddy hops, hangar flying, poker run
Food and Merchandise Vendors
Stearman Rides! (See below for full details)

BROWN'S BIPLANE RIDES

Try biplane aerobatics with David Brown!

This is the thrill ride for those more daring passengers who want to experience what it is like to zoom through the sky while diving and climbing, rolling and looping in the Stearman. Just like the aerial dog fights from WWI and WWII.

Reservations preferred but walk-ups also accepted in front of Jet Air, Inc. office.

call 540-219-3259 to schedule

Heritage Biplane, ltd.

Experience flight in an open cockpit biplane with Robert Preston!

Come Fly With Us, in our World War Two era, 1941 Boeing Stearman.  Treat yourself to a once in a life time opportunity, take to the air and experience the thrills of an open cockpit biplane.

Reservations preferred but walk-ups also accepted in front of Jet Air, Inc. office.

Call 330-328-4527 to schedule