The Barnstorming Carnival
July 16-17, 2016
Springfield Beckley Airport
Springfield, Ohio

 Pancake breakfast 8:00-11:00 am
General Admission 8:00-7:00 pm


Pancake breakfast 8:00-11:00 am
General Admission 8:00-5:00 pm


Experience a open cockpit biplane ride for only $80.00 per person

Experience the golden age of aviation at the Springfield airport. This *FREE admission*  event  brings the community and the airport together for a rare opportunity to see antique 1920's,1930's, and 1940's vintage aircraft together in our local area. You can step back in time and enjoy a old fashion biplane ride in one of our 1929 beauties or just enjoy watching these unique flying machines mingle with the crowds.  This year we will have plenty of fun and exciting activities to do for the entire family.  

Our two day event will have many activities for you and your family to enjoy.
  • Pancake/ Fly-in breakfast ( Saturday & Sunday 8:00-11:00 am)
    Antique biplane rides
  • Vintage 1920 and 1930 aircraft on display with actual barnstorming pilots
  • RC Model airplane and Helicopter demonstrations
  • Model A Fords and Model T's
  • Kids model rocket build ( 2:00 pm ) * See additional information, Saturday only*
  • Kids Bounce house
    Magicians and balloon twisting clowns
    Paper Rocket building ( 12:00 & 4:00 pm) Both Days


Kids Rocket building workshop will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm. ( Age 7-13)  Kids will spend 1.5 hours building a powered model rocket for them to take home. Rocket kits are for beginner level experience so almost any child can build and complete the rocket. Please email Steve temple for additional information and to register your for the workshop. steve@templefinancialgroup.net

Paper rocket building will take place both on Saturday and Sunday (12:00 & 4:00). This activity can be shared with the entire family. Join us for a easy build along and fly workshop. This activity is totally free.


Barnstorming of the 1920's and 1930's was by far one of the most important era's to the world of aviation. Pilots flew their open cockpit aircraft all over the countryside of the United States and introduced our communities to the airplane and the sky. Pilots traveled from town to town offering airplane rides and putting on airshows were called barnstormers. Once they sold enough rides in the town, they would pack up and move to the next town for more barnstorming. This is your chance to see real modern day barnstormers and there beautifully restored aircraft travel through the Ohio valley area before they move westward to Wisconsin.


Direction to The Barnstorming Carnival

The event is held at 1251 W Blee Rd, Springfield , OH 45502. View map below for assistance. 

1251 W Blee Rd

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