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Springfield Barnstorming Carnival
July 14 - July 15
The 5th annual Barnstorming Carnival is a FREE community event that allows you to experience the Golden Age of Aviation. Located at the historical Springfield Beckley Airport in Springfield, Ohio, this *FREE ADMISSION* event brings aviation enthusiasts and the community together. This is a unique opportunity to experience some of the rarest 1920’s,1930’s, and 1940’s aircraft gathered together in our local area. This event is an investment in our community and youth. We need to provide more opportunities to our youth so they can develop the tools they need and passion for the future.
Over the past four years the event has grown bigger and better each and every year. With over 5000 happy spectators last year, our mission is to share our antique aircraft with the general public and to provide many activities for everyone of all ages to enjoy. A variety of activities will be scheduled such as kids peddle planes, paper and powered rocket building workshops, foam glider building, balloon tying clowns, magic shows, and a display of rare antique aircraft with real barnstormers who will share their aviation knowledge with all.
In 2017, we had over 60 aircraft in the display area. All of the aircraft on display were from the 1920’s through the 40’s or replicas of that era. Historical barnstorming biplanes from the actual 20’s and 30’s such as (Travel Airs, New Standards, Waco’s, Great Lakes and Bucker Jungmann’s) were present. Other interesting aircraft that have attended the event each year have included the most popular Pietenpol Aircamper, Fairchild 22, David monoplane and a WWI replica Sopwith Pup.
Saturday and Sunday gates open at 8:00 am
Fly-in/ Drive in breakfast
Pancake breakfast hosted by the Hustead fire department.
both days 8:00-11:00
$5.00 per breakfast and proceeds goes to Hustead Fire department.
Public is welcomed.