Pilots Prep For Galesburg Show

By Maggie Vespa

September 4, 2010 Updated Sep 4, 2010 at 6:24 PM CDT

If you need just one more excuse to get outside and enjoy this week's beautiful weather, one high flying Galesburg group has it.

Monday morning kicks off the 39th annual Stearman Fly-In at the Galesburg Municipal Airport.

A stearman is a two-pilot plane first used during World War II.

Throughout the week, well over 100 pilots from across the country will take to the skies for the air show.

They say it's easy to understand why the show attracts thousands each year.

"It's a novel airplane, it makes noise. You sit outside, you smell the earth, you can feel the wind. It's just a great airplane experience," said pilot Chuck Marshall.

The Stearman Fly-In is open to the public all day Monday through Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for kids.

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