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National Stearman Fly-In

The Stearman Restorers Association is proud to support the National Stearman Fly-In In Galesburg, Illinois. This yearly event is the largest of it's kind and is the must-attend event of the year for Stearman enthusiasts. The NSFI offers a generous mix of flying events, technical seminars, entertainment and food. Information on this year's event can be found below. Please visit http://stearmanflyin.com/ for registration and other important information.


2022 FLY-IN AWARD WINNERS

Here are the award winners from the 51st National Stearman Fly-In held Sept. 5-10, 2022 at the Galesburg Municipal Airport: 

Early Bird: 
(first pilot-in-command to arrive at Galesburg Municipal Airport for the 2021 Fly-In who remained for the duration): Brian Rosenstein arrived Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00pm in N1535M.

Longest Cross-Country: 
(awarded to the pilot whose direct route from his or her home airport to Galesburg was the longest in a Stearman): Edward "Ted" Miller, N9923H from Santa Rosa, CA. 1717 Statute miles.

Youngest Pilot: 
(awarded to the youngest pilot who, acting as pilot-in-command, landed a Stearman upon its arrival for the 2021 Fly-In): Ben Thomas, 21 years old, born August 20, 2001, Starksville, MS, Stearman N36PH.

Most Vintage Pilot: 
(awarded to the oldest person who, acting as pilot-in-command, landed a Stearman upon its arrival for the 2019 Fly-In): "Old Bob" Siegfried, July 1, 1929, 92 years old.

Fly-In Contest Awards: 

Short-Field Takeoff (Stock Engines): 
(shortest distance from start of take-off roll until airborne): First: N75NM, Nick Mirales, 329 ft.; Second: N54653, Bob Pingston, 350 ft.; Third: N42DB, Daniel Wolford, 415 ft. 

Short-Field Takeoff (275- to 300-horsepower engines): 
(shortest distance from start of take-off roll until airborne): First: N59695 Buzz #405 Jonathan Sager 375’; Second: N54653 Buzz #228 Bob Pingston 435’; Third: N68994 Bryan Miller 449’

Short-Field Takeoff (450-horsepower engines): 
(shortest distance from start of take-off roll until airborne): First: N74031 Buzz 413 Mike Turner 375’; Second: N52014 Howard Thomas 420’. 

Rescue Drop: 
(for the flour bomb dropped closest to the center of the target): First: N54653 Bob Pingston 7’6”.; Second: N21697 Julie Thomas 36’; Third: N57861 Jim Fassino 45’4” 

Accuracy Landing Contest: (for landing closest to a designated line): First: N49659 Buzz 49 George Triche 120’; Second: N52287 Buzz 287 Brian Vallero 128’; Third: N74031 Buzz 413 Mike Turner 200’. 

Aerobatic Competition: 
First: N1535M Brian Rosenstein; Second: N74031, Mike Turner; Third: N63806, Bob Swint 

Formation Competition – 4 Ship: 
First: Gumbo Flight: N59695 Jonathan Sager; N42DB Roddy Grice; N49659 Shannon Elliott; N3953B Phillip Grice Navy; Second: Family Tradition: N21967 Julie Thomas; N9686F Marshall Thomas; N52014 Howard Thomas; N36PH Ben Thomas. 

Newest Restoration: 
(presented to the owner of the Stearman whose restoration was completed closest to the date of the presentation of this award):
N5540N Rob Lock, Lakewood, FL, Navy Stearman C/n 75-8391. First flight August 28,2022 Florida to NSFI!

Hard Luck Award: 
Chuck Marshall N63301 Buzz 301

Poker Run: 
First: N52287 Brian Vallero, Full House; Second: N58712 Tye Hammerle, King High Straight; Third: N1203M Rob Tekampe, Two Pairs, Qs and 8s. 

Kaydet Award: 
(for excellence in restoration of Army Stearmans): N220PT Buzz #42 Randy Hutton

Yellow Peril Award: 
(for excellence in restoration of Navy Stearmans): N5540N Rob Lock Silver/yellow N2S-5

Best Civilian: 
(for excellence in restoration of civilian Stearmans): NC785H Stearman Model 4E Ric Woldow and Brian Aukes. 

Best Custom: 
(in recognition of creativity and workmanship on custom Stearmans): NC53040 Madonna & Merrill McMahan.

Best Military Custom: 
(in recognition of creativity and workmanship on military custom Stearmans): N1203M Buzz 91 Rob Tekampe. 

Lloyd Stearman Award: 
(presented to a Stearman documented to be of significant importance in the Stearman Aircraft Company’s history, or one that has been restored to replicate or preserve the historic accuracy of a civilian or military Stearman): N615RS Buzz 46 N2S-4 in Army Colors Ron Wojnar.

Other Awards: 

Bill Adams Memorial Foundation Award: 
(in recognition of sustained effort that contributed measurably to the continued success of the National Stearman Fly-In and greater Stearman community): Presented to Larry Johnson.

THE 52nd NATIONAL STEARMAN FLY-IN

Sept. 4-9, 2023!



WHERE TO STAY

GALESBURG HOTELS

Baymont Inn & Suites
300 S. Washington St.
Galesburg, IL 61402
309-343-7600 or 800-337-0550
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

Best Western Prairie Inn
300 S. Soangetaha Road
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-343-7151 or 866-343-7151
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

Country Inn & Suites*
2284 Promenade Court
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-344-4444 or 800-456-4000
*A limited number of rooms may be available between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1, 2019, due to a large booking for those dates.
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

Econolodge
907 W. Carl Sandburg Dr.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-344-5445
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

Fairfield Inn & Suites
901 W. Carl Sandburg Dr.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-344-1911 or 800-228-2800
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2160 E. Main St.
Galesburg, IL 61402
309-343-7100 or 800-465-4329
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

NEARBY HOTELS

Americas Best Value Inn-Galesburg
737 Knox Highway 10
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-289-2100

AmericInn Lodge & Suites
#1 AmericInn Way
Monmouth, IL 61462
309-734-9958
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

Super 8 Motel – Monmouth
1122 N. 6th St.
Monmouth, IL 61462
309-734-8558
Ask for Stearman Fly-In rate

BED AND BREAKFAST

The Great House
501 E. Losey St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-342-8683

Seacord House
624 N. Cherry St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-342-4107

The Gallery Inn
Bed & Coffee
Bishop Hill, IL 61419 (25 miles)
309-927-3080

CAMPING AND RV PARKS

Lake Storey Allison Camp Ground
South Lake Storey Road
Galesburg,IL 61401
309-344-1534

Galesburg East Best Holiday Trav-L-Park
1081 US Highway East
Knoxville, IL 61448
309-289-2267

Galesburg Municipal Airport
A limited number of camping spaces are available at Galesburg Municipal Airport. Contact the National Stearman Fly-In for details.


HOW TO GET AROUND

Galesburg Nissan - Jim Morgan
2080 North Henderson
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-342-1245

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
165 South Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-341-1000


WHERE TO EAT

The Packing House
441 Mulberry
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-342-6868

Sully’s Irish Pub
1075 North Henderson Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-342-9325

Side Trax
441 E. Main St.
Galesburg, IL
(309) 344-8193

Iron Spike Brewing Company
150 E. Simmons Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
309-297-4718

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