The 2018 American Barnstormers Tour will exclusively feature 10 vintage Travel Air open cockpit biplanes.  Five of the biplanes will function as static displays at each venue, with owners and restorers available to answer crowd questions.  Five of the biplanes will offer ride experiences to tour attendees.  The goal of the tour is to extend fellowship, to bridge a gap between the modern day and aviation history, to allow folks immersive flight experiences in the biplanes, to draw communities to their local airports, to tell the story of the modern day barnstormers through documentary filming efforts, and to act as ambassadors to the vintage aviation community. Back for his 3rd Year!

Tour Dates

 Summer of 2018  TOUR DATES
  (During these events, Air Zoo operations will be unavailable.)


July 5-7, 2018 (Travel Air ONLY)
9am-dusk daily.....Jefferson City, MO

July 8-10, 2018 (Travel Air ONLY)
9am-dusk daily....Ames, IA

July 12-14, 2018 (Travel Air ONLY)
9am-dusk daily....Watertown, SD

July 15-17, 2018 (Travel Air ONLY)
9am-dusk daily....Brainerd, MN

July 19-21, 2018 (Travel Air ONLY)
9am-dusk daily....Eau Claire, WI

July 22-25, 2018 (Travel Air ONLY)
EAA AirVenture Static Display


 October 2-10, 2018 

(Travel Air and Stearman)
10am-5pm daily.....Aviation Museum of Kentucky.....Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY

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My wife and I stopped by Fantasy of Flight today and I had the opportunity to fly in the Stearman with Rob. I was the Navy guy that was hoping to get over his fear of flying. I have to tell you I had the thrill. Yes, it will take time to be 100% percent comfortable again, but you really treated me well and I appreciate you talking to me and explaining everything before, during and after the flight. I REALLY had a great time and plan to return for another flight. You guys are the best! Thank you for the memories and a swell time. I plan on leaning more about the Stearman and we will do figure eight's next time. You both are really fortunate to work at something you truly love.

- Robert and Brenda Boatwright

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