For aviation enthusiasts, it’s always a treat to see a biplane fly over. But when you are driving down the interstate and see not one, not two, but several flying ahead, you know something is up.
We were pulling off at the next exit for some gasoline, when we saw it, a make-shift airfield with dozens of Stearman biplanes. We had happened upon the End of the Season Stearman Fly-In in Jennings, Louisiana.
We were on a tight schedule, but I knew I just had to take some photos. My wife dropped me off by the field while she and the kids went down the street for gas and a bathroom break. I had about fifteen minutes to take in as much as I could. It was an awesome fifteen minutes! I never did get my bathroom break though.
The End of the Season Stearman Fly-In in Jennings, LA is definitely an event not to be missed. It takes place every year on the first weekend of October, beginning on a Thursday and ending on Sunday. I’m sure you will find it to be the most fun and exciting aviation event that you will ever attend. You will never meet a better group of people and will never make any better friends. The event consists of a lot of flying. We do a poker run, we fly out to lunch, we have flour bombing and spot landing contests, and we practice formation flying. We also dine and dance and have an overall great time.