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Jul 08

2018 American Barnstormers Tour

Sun / July 8, 2018
11:00 am – 6:00 pm / Ames Municipal Airport, 2501 Airport Dr, Ames

The 2018 American Barnstormers Tour will be landing in Ames, July 8-10, From July 5-29, 2018, the American Barnstormers Tour will embark on a 5-city, 5-state tour; exclusively featuring 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 at $80 per person.  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.  The American Barnstormers Tour is a 12-year, ongoing event.