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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.


2019 FLY-IN AWARD WINNERS

Here are the award winners from the 48th National Stearman Fly-In held Sept. 2-7, 2019 at the Galesburg Municipal Airport: 

Early Bird: 
(first pilot-in-command to arrive at Galesburg Municipal Airport for the 2019 Fly-In who remained for the duration): Brian Rosenstein arrived August 28, 2019 at 7 p.m. from Stanley, NC in Stearman 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 flew 1,717 sm from Santa Rosa, CA in Stearman N9923H. 

Youngest Pilot: 
(awarded to the youngest pilot who, acting as pilot-in-command, landed a Stearman upon its arrival for the 2019 Fly-In): Ben Thomas, 18 years old, born August 20, 2001, Hernando, MS, Stearman N52014. 

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): Harrel Timmons, September 23, 1938, 80 years old, Galesburg, IL, Stearman N75546. 

Fly-In Contest Awards: 

Short-Field Takeoff (Stock Engines): 
(shortest distance from start of take-off roll until airborne): First: N266N, Brett Anderson, 380 ft; Second: Tie: N42DB, Daniel Wolford and N266N, Blake Anderson, 420 ft; Third: N52287, Brian Vallero, 445 ft. 

Short-Field Takeoff (275- to 300-horsepower engines): 
(shortest distance from start of take-off roll until airborne): First: N1203M, Rob Tekampe, 440 ft; Second: N58219, George Madok, 480 ft; Third: N64602, Mike Sager, 500 ft. 

Short-Field Takeoff (450-horsepower engines): 
(shortest distance from start of take-off roll until airborne): First: N54896, Matt Wolford, 270 ft; Second: N349KF, Paul Fries, 340 ft; Third: N52014, Julie Thomas, 385 ft. 

Rescue Drop: 
(for the flour bomb dropped closest to the center of the target): First: N52287, Brian Vallero , pilot and bombardier, 11.6 ft; Second: N266N, Blake Anderson, pilot and bombardier, 25.1 ft; Third: N60657, Cal Tax, pilot and Stephanie Teel, bombardier, 27.3 ft. 

Precision Landing Contest: 
(for landing closest to a designated line): First: N266N, Brett Anderson, 5 ft; Second: N58219, James Madok, 75 ft; Third: N266N, Blake Anderson, 110 ft. 

Aerobatic Competition: 
First: N57762, Blake Anderson; Second: N58219, George Madok; Third: N56914, John Hodgson 

Formation Competition – 4 Ship: 
First: Scorpions: N60657, Cal Tax; N64W, Rick Lutes; N63301, Chuck Marshall; N59457, Vic Syracuse; Second: Scalleywags: N42DB, Daniel Wolford; N401DB, Eric Delawder; N1203M, Rob Tekampe; N347KF, Paul Fries. 

Newest Restoration: 
(presented to the owner of the Stearman whose restoration was completed closest to the date of the presentation of this award): N58219, first flight August 9, 2018, George Madok, Evergreen, CO (7 ½ year restoration by owner) 

Hard Luck Award: 
Stearman C-GSDK, Bruce Bond, Sarnia, ON, Canada 

Stearman Most in Need of Restoration: 
N33NA, Roger Brown, Port Saint Lucie, FL and N46Y, Quentin Marty, Hightstown, NJ. 

Poker Run: 
First: N60657, Cal Tax, 5 card flush; Second: N401DB, Eric Delawder, 3 kings; Third: N57950, Marie Spear, 3 queens 

Kaydet Award: 
(for excellence in restoration of Army Stearmans): N57762, Todd Anderson, Bloomington, MN 

Yellow Peril Award: 
(for excellence in restoration of Navy Stearmans): N54899, N2S-3, Carl Wilson, Brookline, NH 

Best Civilian: 
(for excellence in restoration of civilian Stearmans): Not awarded this year. 

Best Custom: 
(in recognition of creativity and workmanship on custom Stearmans): N146CM, Jim Martin, Spring Grove, IL 

Best Military Custom: 
(in recognition of creativity and workmanship on military custom Stearmans): N58219, George Madok, Evergreen, CO 

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 N54896, owned by the Wolford Family, documented to have been flown during World War II by George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. 

Special Recognition Award: 
Special commemoration of Marilyn Stearman Carr, daughter of aircraft designer Lloyd Carlton Stearman, to her family in recognition of her many years of participation in & support of the National Stearman Fly-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 Pete and Marie Spear and Tye Hammerle, for their time & effort & support of the NSFI which included refurbishing & repainting the Stearman headquarters building & adjacent hangar, participation in a recent Stearman forum at Oshkosh & other special NSFI projects. 

Best Participation Award: 
(what Stearman burned the most fuel during the 2019 National Stearman Fly-In): Presented by Ric and Lisa Woldow in memory of Don Grundstrom 

Stock category: N57762, Todd Anderson, 179.2 gal. 

450 hp category: N69249, Dan and Diane Sokolowski, 254.1 gal. 

A total of 6,089 gallons of fuel were burned during this year’s fly-in. 

Fuel quantity was calculated from Monday, Sept. 2, through 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

THE 49TH ANNUAL STEARMAN FLY-IN

Sept. 7-12, 2020!



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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