Together we can secure the past and preserve the future. The National Stearman Foundation is committed to building a permanent facility to serve the Stearman Community. Located at the Galesburg Municipal Airport (GBG), the facility will provide a permanent home for the National Stearman Fly-In as well as the National Stearman Foundation. The hangar facility envisioned will serve as a year-round home to the world community of Stearman owners, pilots, enthusiasts, historians and future caretakers of this legendary aircraft. Click here to read an update and come back often for the latest news.

If you would like to donate to this worthy and historical cause, click here to download a donation card and help make this dream come true.

Donate today and help make this year-round community event center a reality in 2021!

The Foundation’s purposes are:

  • To provide a permanent source of funding for the National Stearman Fly-In, NFP Inc., in Galesburg, Illinois.
  • To foster and promote among youths and adults interest, awareness and knowledge about Stearman aircraft and the individuals who developed, flew, maintained and supported them.
  • To establish procedures to discover, collect, preserve, catalog and store artifacts, records and historical accounts relative to the Stearman and other training aircraft of the era.
  • To develop and operate a museum facility and/or other venues to preserve and display Stearman aircraft, related components and artifacts for historical research and public educational purposes.

Support of the Foundation’s efforts is greatly appreciated. Materials and/or financial contributions may be tax deductible as the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Donors should consult a tax professional before finalizing donations to any organization.