MAY 19th-20th, 2023
MAY 19th-20th, 2023
The TBM Avenger Reunion and Salute to Veterans is on for 2023!! Plan your weekend now for Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th.
In 2023, 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 Matt Younkin's "MAGIC BY MOONLIGHT" Night Show in the Twin Beech 18, 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.
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 2023 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 19th and Saturday, May 20th. 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: Matt Younkin "Magic By Moonlight" Night Air Show, Concert, Beer Garden, Food, & MORE!
Saturday: Salute to Veterans Parade, Matt Younkin in the Twin Beech 18, TBM Avengers, and Warbirds Galore!
SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST STARTING AT 7:30 AM
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!
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Illinois Valley Regional Airport, 4251 E Ed Urban Dr, Peru, Illinois 61354, United States