SATURDAY'S AIR SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
SATURDAY'S AIR SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER!
Well, we seem to have had our traditional Saturday rain, however, Friday was quite an event. Crowds were great, ramp was packed, airshow was spectacular all day, and the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team Night Spectacular was awesome.
On behalf of our TBM Avenger reunion and Salute to Veterans committee, thank you to all who attended for making this year a huge success in spite of Saturday's rain. Please know that none of this would happen without the many volunteers that worked tirelessly throughout the weekend. We have a great group helping us and we thank them. Thank you to our vendors for providing great food and merchandise keeping us well fed and providing great souvenirs.
Again a HUGE thank you to our sponsors. These are the folks who keep this event FREE - something unheard of in the airshow world!
-City of Peru
-Midland States Bank
-Jeff Perry Buick GMC
-Schimmer Ford Lincoln Hyundai/Schimmer Chevrolet Buick
-Dimond Bros Insurance
-La Quinta Inn Peru Starved Rock State Park
Last and certainly not least - THANK YOU to our airshow participants. These individuals and groups are the ones keeping history alive and giving all of us an opportunity to see these great warbirds fly. And please follow the B-17 bomber, Yankee Lady, on their media sites and if you have an opportunity, book a flight on this iconic airplane. It is quite a ride! www.yankeeairmuseum.org . As for the TBM committee, we'll decompress for a couple weeks, debrief, and then start our future plans. Thank you all again from all of us on the TBM Avenger Reunion and Salute to Veterans Committee. Visit our website for information on 2023 as it becomes available and make sure you are following us here as this will be the first place to see updates. www.tbmreunion.org
See you soon everyone, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts again!
The TBM Avenger Reunion and Salute to Veterans is on for 2022!! Plan your weekend now for Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st.
In 2022, we are planning a full two day event for Friday and Saturday with a full airshow on each day. As usual, we will have a wide variety of many warbirds. Of course, we will have a large gathering of TBM Avengers as well.
Friday Night, we'll see the return of some favorites, such as AeroShell Aerobatic Team's Night Airshow, the TBM Night Time Flame Show, beer garden, food, and live music!
Of course, Saturday will feature our Salute to Veterans Parade and Veterans Flag Missing Man Flight along with the airshow.
This year, Saturday's Air Show will feature PYRO! Don't miss the Wall of Fire and more! Don‘t forget to join us for breakfast at 7:30 AM on Saturday morning. Fuel your body so it’s ready for a terrific day of aerial action and veterans salutes!
See you soon!
Plans for the 2022 TBM Avenger Reunion and Salute to Veterans are heating up! The show returns to the Illinois Valley Regional Airport (KVYS) in Peru, Illinois! Thanks to the City of Peru and our other generous sponsors, we will hold our annual air show Friday, May 20th and Saturday, May 21st. Times will be announced soon. Admission to the event is FREE!
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. We'll update with more details as we formalize our plans.
Friday Night Spectacular: AeroShell Aerobatic Team Night Airshow, Concert, Beer Garden, Food, & MORE!
Saturday: Salute to Veterans Parade, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, TBM Avengers, Pyrotechnics and Warbirds Galore!
SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST STARTING AT 7:30 AM
B-17 "Yankee Lady" Rides Available! Helicopter Rides
FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!
-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 propellor or jet blast!
-Please listen to the instructions of any event volunteers.
-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.
-Breakfast begins at 7:30 AM on Saturday for those interested in purchasing.
-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, including the Huey and Cobra. Follow signs to rides for purchase.
-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.
-Most importantly…have fun and thank a vet! Important times (all activities take place at KVYS - Illinois Valley Regional Airport)
**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** 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 2022 on the night of Friday, May 20th!
Do you have questions or comments about the event?
Illinois Valley Regional Airport, 4251 E Ed Urban Dr, Peru, Illinois 61354, United States