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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.


2021 FLY-IN AWARD WINNERS

Here are the award winners from the 51st National Stearman Fly-In held Sept. 5-11, 2021 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): Marie Spear arrived September 1, 2021 at 11:45 am from Kenosha, WI in Stearman N57950.

Longest Cross-Country: 
(awarded to the pilot whose direct route from his or her home airport to Galesburg was the longest in a Stearman): Ken Horowitz flew 1,936 sm from Bremerton, WA, in Stearman N1936M. And Tom Rodgers flew 1,936 from Grapeview, WA, in Stearman N5404N. 

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, 20 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): Nick Sager, May 5, 1938, 83 years old, Granbury, TX, Stearman N64602 "Puckered Penguin". 

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: N9912H, Hans Nordsiek, 415 ft.; Second: N61135, Tom Landon, 425 ft.; Third: N58219, George Madok, 500 ft. 

Short-Field Takeoff (450-horsepower engines): 
(shortest distance from start of take-off roll until airborne): First: N803RB, Brian Aukes, 271 ft.; Second: N555BR, Matthew Sawhill, 274 ft.; Third: N51875, Coleman Fait, 313 ft. 

Rescue Drop: 
(for the flour bomb dropped closest to the center of the target): First: N1370V, Jim Ratliff, pilot and Sue Anderson, bombardier, 30 ft. 8 in.; Second: N54653, Bob Pingston, pilot and bombardier, 49 ft.; Third: N51876, Coleman Fait, pilot and bombardier, 59 ft. 5 in. 

Precision Landing Contest: 
(for landing closest to a designated line): First: N60657, Cal Tax, 75 ft.; Second: N66417, Mike Lowe, 100 ft.; Third: N33NA, Roger Brown, 115 ft. 

Aerobatic Competition: 
First: N555BR, Matthew Sawhill; Second: N74031, Mike Turner; Third: N63806, Bob Swint 

Formation Competition – 4 Ship: 
First: Scorpions: N60657, Cal Tax; N64W, Rick Lutes; N63301, Chuck Marshall; N59457, Vic Syracuse; Second: Clydesdales: N802RB, Ric Woldow; N69249, Dan Sokolowski; N555BR, Mathew Sawhill; N806BR, Brian Aukes; Third: Gumbo Flight: N53255, Shannon Elliot; N62241, Ryan Elliot; N5143N, Philip Grace; N75R, Robby Grice. 

Newest Restoration: 
(presented to the owner of the Stearman whose restoration was completed closest to the date of the presentation of this award): N33NA, First flight June 6, 2021, Roger Brown, St. Lucie, FL 

Hard Luck Award: 
Stearman N347KF, Paul Fries, Buffalo Grove, IL 

Poker Run: 
First: N42PW, Phil Webb, Three of a Kind, 3 threes; Second: N59791, John O'Malley, Two Pairs, kings and fives; Third: N60657, Cal Tax, Two Pairs, jacks and twos. 

Kaydet Award: 
(for excellence in restoration of Army Stearmans): N9686F, John Rettick, Bloomington, IL

Yellow Peril Award: 
(for excellence in restoration of Navy Stearmans): N4939N, Blake Anderson, The Villages, FL

Best Civilian: 
(for excellence in restoration of civilian Stearmans): NC799H, 1931 Stearman C3R, Tom & Nancy Lowe, Crystal Lake, IL. 

Best Custom: 
(in recognition of creativity and workmanship on custom Stearmans): N450CJ, Chad Johnson, Houston, TX.

Best Military Custom: 
(in recognition of creativity and workmanship on military custom Stearmans): N74031, Mike Turner, Cartersville, GA. 

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): Stearman N69389, Doug Moore, Noblesville, IN.

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 Tom Lowe, Co-founder of the National Stearman Fly-In, and SRA President for 20 years.

THE 51ST ANNUAL STEARMAN FLY-IN

Sept. 5 - 10, 2022!



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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