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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 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The 48th Annual NSFI will take place from September 2-7, 2019. Below you will find a schedule of events. Schedule is subject to change.

Daily activities: 

  • 9:00am-5:00pm: National Stearman Fly-In Retail Store open
  • 10:00am-6:00pm: Narrated tram rides along Stearman flight line for general public (weather permitting)
  • Activities continuing throughout the day:

    Stearman Rides: Experience flight in an open-cockpit biplane with Robert Preston; call (330) 328-4527 to schedule. Try biplane aerobatics with David Brown; call (540) 219-3259 to schedule. Walk-ups also accepted in front of Jet Air, Inc. office, Galesburg Municipal Airport.

    Poker run
    Fun flying
    Buddy hops
    Hangar flying

Monday, Sept 2, 2019

  • 7:00-11:00am: Hog Capital of the World Days fly-in breakfast
  • 9:00am: Daily Pilot Briefing
  • 10:00am: Galesburg Labor Day Parade fly-over
  • 6:00pm: Welcome Picnic for Fly-In participants
  • 7:30pm: Program to be arranged

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

  • 9:00am: Daily Pilot Briefing
  • 9:30am: Seminar to be arranged
  • 10:00am-5:00pm: Tri-County Airport (2C6) Open House
  • 3:30pm: Seminar to be arranged
  • Evening: Dine at The Whiskey Barrel

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

  • 9:00am: Daily Pilot Briefing
  • 9:30am: Seminar to be arranged
  • 11:00am: Fly-Out to Kewanee Municipal Airport
  • 3:00pm: Seminar to be arranged
  • 4:00pm: Pilot briefing for Monmouth Prime Beef Festival Fly-over
  • 5:00pm: Monmouth Prime Beef Festival Fly-over
  • Evening: Dine out in Galesburg

Thursday, September 5, 2019

  • 9:00am: Daily Pilot Briefing
  • 9:30am: Seminar to be arranged
  • Mid-morning: Fly-Out to Gen-Air Park
  • 1:30pm: Stearman Aerobatic Contest Briefing
  • 2:00pm: Stearman Aerobatic Contest
  • 3:30pm: Seminar to be arranged
  • 5:30pm: Beverage wagon opens
  • 6:30-7:30pm: Pizza Party sponsored by the SRA
  • 7:30pm: Gone West! Remembering those in the Stearman community who passed during the last year.
  • 7:45pm: NSFI Auction Night

Friday, September 6, 2019

  • 9:00am: Daily Pilot Briefing
  • 9:30am: Stearman Restorers Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00am (approx): NSFI "Class of 2019" group photo
  • 10:30am-2:00pm: Picnic Fly-Out
  • 2:30pm: Briefing for Short Field Take-off, Flour Bombing and Spot Landing Contests
  • 3:00pm: Short Field Take-off, Flour Bombing and Spot Landing Contests
  • 6:00pm: Beverage Wagon opens
  • 7:00-8:00pm: Luau Night Dinner
  • 8:00pm: Program by National WASP WWII Museum

Saturday, September 7, 2019

  • 6:34am: Dawn Patrol Flights launch for Ingersoll Airport
  • 7:00-10:00am: Dawn Patrol flight breakfast
  • 10:00am-2:00pm: Children's Activities
  • 1:30pm: Formation Flying Contest Briefing
  • 2:00pm: Formation Flying Contest
  • 2:30pm (time approx): NSFI aerobatic demonstration featuring David Brown
  • 7:00pm: NSFI Annual Banquet and Awards
  • 8:00pm: Fly-In officially ends

Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • Fly-out Breakfast


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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