Our heartfelt thanks to the pilots that flew in to the 2017 National Biplane Fly In and the volunteers that took such great care of them.  It is our desire to offer the finest pilot experience of any fly in, your comments on our Facebook page are greatly appreciated.

Always remember, any number of wings are welcome at the National Biplane Fly In!


Here is what happened at the 2017 National Biplane Fly In, 

                   and what you missed if you didn't attend:

Thursday, June 1

Early Arrivals - Pilot Shuttle available to and from area motels.

6:00 pm - Everyone welcome to join together for social and dinner at the Tyme Out Steak House, 101 Continental Dr, Junction City, KS 66441.

Friday, June 2

Arrivals all day - Pilot Shuttle available to and from area motels.

Noon - 2:30 pm,  Fly Out Lunch, hay rack ride and Cowboy Shooting Range at Jim and Debby Clark's Prairie Cottage airport, 8KS8, 11 nm SW, course 223˚. 

6:00 pm - Pilots Pizza Feed and evening flying on the beautiful grass runways of Freeman Field.

Saturday, June 3

Public day with Aircraft arrivals and flying all day.  Pilot Shuttle available to and from area motels.

7:00 am - 10:00 am,  Pancake Feed by Chris Cakes

8:00 am - 4:30 pm,  Registered Pilots & Crew Hospitality Tent open on the Flight Line with free drinks for Registered Pilots and Guests.

9:00 am - 1:00 pm,  Aircraft judging, please register your aircraft.

                 Vendors will be serving lunch and treats on the ramp.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm,  Ice Cream Social for Pilots and Crew at the Pilot Hospitality Tent.

3:30 pm -  Aircraft awards at the Pilot Hospitality Tent.

5:00 pm - Pilots and Flight Leaders briefing for Rathert Stadium Fly Overs at Jim & Debby Clark's hangar.

6:00 pm - Pilots and Crew get your FREE tickets from NBFI Staff and head to the Beer Garden at Historic Rathert Stadium next 

                door to Freeman Field for an opening day Summer Collegiate baseball game with our home town team the Junction City Brigade.

6:50 - 7:10 (estimated)  Rather Stadium Biplane Fly Over under the direction of Lakes Flight Lead. 

Sunday, June 4

6:30 - 9:00 am - Continental Breakfast avaialble in the terminal building for departing pilots and guests.

Come Drag your tail on the beautiful grass runways of 
Freeman Field, 3JC,  Junction City, Kansas

The weather was FANTASTIC at the 2017 National Biplane Fly In

 Pilots flew to Kansas from as far as Washington State and Florida to attend.

  • Don Thun, Midwest Aviation Photography
    Don Thun, Midwest Aviation Photography
Don Thun, Midwest Aviation Photography
Don Thun, Midwest Aviation Photography

Slide Show photos courtesy of Don Thun, Midwest Aviation Photography