The American Barnstormers Tour, a nostalgic salute to the barnstormers who ventured across America during the 1920s seeking fame and fortune in their biplanes, takes off for a seven-city tour June 17 with 20 meticulously restored vintage aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s. Admission is free.
The tour lands June 17-19 at Mason City Airport (MCW) in Iowa. Other stops include:
- June 20-22: Marv Skie-Lincoln Airport (Y14) in Tea, S.D.;
- June 23: Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) in South Dakota;
- June 24-26: Aberdeen Regional Airport (ABR) in South Dakota;
- June 27-29: Bismarck Airport (BIS) in North Dakota;
- June 30-July 2: Jamestown Regional Airport (JMS) in North Dakota, and
- July 3-5: Chandler Field Airport (AXN) in Minnesota.
Each day the aircraft will take to the skies for the “Barnstormers Parade of Flight” with master of ceremonies, EAA Radio on-air personality Jeff Montgomery.
Spectators can even experience the thrill of open cockpit flight for themselves and go barnstorming in a Travel Air, New Standard, or Stearman vintage biplane. Biplane rides will be available daily weather permitting. All barnstormers will participate in recreating the era with period costumes, aircraft signs, historical information, and vintage props.
The Tour aircraft will be on display from approximately 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (weather permitting). Biplane rides are available for $60 per passenger, no reservations, and Stearman ‘hands-on flights’ for $200, reservations accepted. For more information: AmericanBarnstormersTour.com