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American Barnstormers Tour returns in 2018American Barnstormers Tour returns in 2018

The American Barnstormers will once again tour the Upper Midwest this year, bringing an array of vintage aircraft to five cities and five states in July. 

Barnstormers tour founders Clay Adams and Rob Lock plan to bring the 10 to 25 pilots and aircraft to Jefferson City, Missouri; Ames, Iowa; Watertown, South Dakota; Brainerd, Minnesota; and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, wrapping up with a stop at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The 2018 includes aerial demonstrations, static displays, and opportunities to purchase rides in some of the vintage aircraft.

This year’s tour highlights Travel Air biplanes. Walter Beech, Clyde Cessna, and Lloyd Stearman founded the Travel Air Manufacturing Co. in Kansas in 1925, along with Walter Innes Jr. and William R. Snook.

The American Barnstormers Tour celebrates aviation history, seeks to draw communities to their local airports, and offers immersive flight experiences in the biplanes. Pilots of all aircraft, particularly vintage Stearman, Cessna, and Beechcraft makes and models, are encouraged to fly to the locations as well.

Tour dates are July 5 through 7, Jefferson City; July 8 through 10, Ames; July 12 through 14, Watertown; July 15 through 17, Brainerd; July 19 through 21, Eau Claire; and July 22 through 29, EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh.

Follow the Barnstormers Tour on Facebook to get updates and additional information.

Jill W. Tallman

Jill W. Tallman

AOPA Technical Editor
AOPA Technical Editor Jill W. Tallman is an instrument-rated private pilot who owns a Piper Cherokee 140.
Topics: Aircraft, Biplane, EAA AirVenture

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