MAY 17th-18th, 2024
MAY 17th-18th, 2024
Planning for the 2024 TBM Avenger Reunion and Salute to Veterans has begun!
The dates for the 2024 edition will be May 17th & 18th at Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS) in Peru, Illinois
We are excited to announce the return of the TITAN Aerobatic Team (formerly AeroShell Aerobatic Team). They'll perform their 4-ship aerobatic routine in their T-6/SNJ Texans. They will be performing their Night Airshow on Friday Night and also their Day Show on Saturday
Friday Night will feature the "TBM Glow", our now famous and copied nighttime TBM Avenger Engine Run-Up. Immediately after the TBM Glow, we'll have our FIRST EVER FIREWORKS SHOW to end the Friday Night activities.
Friday Night will also feature live music by "Regal Beagle" and a Beer Garden!
The Yankee Air Museum's B-17G Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady" will be offering rides on Thursday & Sunday. It will be on display and giving tours on Friday & Saturday during the event. Their UH-1H Huey Greyhound Vietnam Era helicopter will also be giving rides throughout our event. Additionally, we'll have rides offered in T-6s and maybe a couple of other surprises!
As usual, we'll have many other great warbirds from World War II and various other eras attending as well as our main contingent of TBM Avengers.
Saturday will be our main Salute to Veterans including our parade and funeral flag procession. We encourage ALL veterans, past and present, to join our parade and funeral flag procession. We also encourage all veteran families to bring their loved one's funeral flag for our "Walk of Honor" procession and to have these flags flown in our TBM Missing Man Formation. There are no limits to how many times you bring your flag so even if you have in the past, you can be a part of this experience again this year.
We'll have more details on this and additional information on the show coming soon. This website will continue to be updated with additional pages as information is announced. Stay tuned!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for May 17th and 18th, 2024! Stay tuned here for a schedule of events and important event info soon!
In addition to our airshow, we are proud to again feature our Salute to Veterans parade. We are planning a bigger and better parade this year and encourage all veterans to participate so that all can show their appreciation for your service to our country.
-TITAN Aerobatic Team Day & Night Shows
-TBM Glow (Night Engine Run-Up) on Friday Night
-Fireworks on Friday Night
-Salute to Veterans
-Walk of Honor
-B-17 Rides (Thursday & Sunday)
-B-17 Display (Friday & Saturday)
-Tons of Historic Warbirds
General Parking will be located on mostly grass lots. Please follow directions of our parking workers and police upon arrival. We'll get everyone parked as expeditiously as possible. Please watch for traffic as well
We will have handicapped parking available. Upon arrival, let one of our parking workers know that you or someone in your party needs handicapped parking. You will be directed to the appropriate place.
We will have shuttles and golf carts to transport anyone who needs assistance.
To make it easier on you, we ask that you bring only what you need to the event. We have a large ramp area and you will be doing a lot of walking. Bringing only what you need to enjoy the show (such as chairs, blankets, etc...) will make your day a lot easier. In addition, any items brought in may be subject to search. So, by bringing what is only necessary, will help everything move. NOTE: No chairs are permitted on the ramp. Chairs only allowed in certain grass areas. Please pay attention to
Please pick up any trash you see laying around and ensure you are depositing your trash as well. FOD (Foreign Object Debris) could potentially damage aircraft and create a dangerous situation. Lets all work together to keep the ramp clean. In addition, NO SMOKING ON AIRPORT GROUNDS. With fumes and oil in abundance, we cannot have open flame. See "Important Notes" for more details.
We also have a NO DRONE ZONE in effect. This is not only a safety hazard but also a violation of FAA regulations. Drones and Kites may not be flown/operated within 5 nautical miles of Illinois Valley Regional Airport during event days. The airspace is restricted. Please do NOT bring either to the airport.
We are expecting a large turnout for both days of our event. We ask that everyone drive carefully when leaving and follow all directions leaving the lot. In addition, please be courteous to fellow attendees. Everyone is just trying to head home after a terrific day of flying. If you can, hang around a bit at the airport until traffic lets up a bit. Just be courteous, be nice, and be understanding.
-No Smoking on Airport Grounds. With fumes and oil in abundance around the airport, we can’t have open flames. If you want to see some good flames, check out the TBM Night Run-up!
-Please DO NOT touch any aircraft.
-Beware of propeller or jet blast!
-Please listen to the instructions of any event volunteers.
-Stay in designated areas
-Admission and Parking are FREE.
-Please feel free to make a donation and also participate in our raffles to help support us.
-Food and beverages will be available for purchase along with limited edition souvenirs.
—All activities are weather permitting. In addition, aircraft scheduled to appear are subject to change for many reasons. Not all may fly.
-Rides are available in some aircraft. Some may require advance purchase otherwise follow signs to aircraft booths!
-Be nice and courteous to fellow attendees.
-Follow signs into parking areas and follow directions of parking volunteers/police. Avoid any aggressive driving behavior.
-Follow all posted directions on-site.
-Please do not bring any dangerous items. Anything brought in is subject to search.
-Most importantly…have fun and thank a vet!
-All activities take place at KVYS - Illinois Valley Regional Airport)
-NO DRONE ZONE. No Kites!
-NOTE: No chairs are permitted on the ramp. Chairs only allowed in certain grass areas. Please pay attention to
-Leave plenty of time to arrive. We want to ensure you get to see everything you want to see. So please plan to arrive early
**Note: Aircraft appearing are subject to change due to many reasons beyond our control including, but not limited to, maintenance, weather (here or elsewhere) or other issues. We appreciate your understanding. Some aircraft listed may also not fly but just be on display** All activities are weather permitting. Stay tuned to Facebook for updates. Special thanks to pilots, participants, volunteers, and sponsors/partners for making this event possible!
In this video from AirshowStuff, check out the spectacular sights (and sounds) of the Night TBM Engine Run-Ups. Eight R2600-20 engines combined to approximately 15,000 horsepower. WOW! Make sure you see this in 2023 on the night of Friday, May 19th!
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Illinois Valley Regional Airport, 4251 E Ed Urban Dr, Peru, Illinois 61354, United States