Twin City Barnstormers

Stearman Biplane Rides

Twin City Barnstormers offers airplane rides and flight training in a World War Two Stearman Biplane out of historic Stanton Airfield, less than one hour south of Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota.

SPIN Training! (For pilots only)

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Build Confidence in Your Flying!

Loss of Control Inflight (LOCI) is the #1 Killer of GA Pilots.  Guard yourself against the life-threatening STALL/SPIN crash by training in the same airplane that taught our WWII aviators… a 1941 Boeing Stearman.  

(Note: The skills you’ll learn in the Stearman have direct crossover to your own GA airplane, and you’ll come away a safer and more confident pilot.)

“This program makes the theory of spin entry, spin recovery, and spin avoidance a real and memorable experience” [Rob A. from Rochester]

Your instructor pilot, Jeff, teaches spin recovery techniques to future instructor pilots at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  This is a required endorsement for the CFI check ride.  However, Jeff recognized significant value in this training for ALL PILOTS, and he has tailored his MNSU course for the Stearman.  

Course includes:

  • Ground School (Aerodynamics Review and Stearman Procedures)

  • Multiple Induced Spins and Recoveries

  • Spins and Recoveries from Cross-Controlled Stalls (the real danger)

  • Spin Onset Recoveries (the real survival technique)

  • Forward Slipping Turns (learn how to slip safely)


BASIC PACKAGE: 2 Hours of Ground Instruction; 1 Hour  of STEARMAN Flight Instruction $499

MUSCLE MEMORY PACKAGE: 2 Hours of Ground Instruction; 3 Hours of STEARMAN Flight Instruction (2 or 3 flights) $1299

(To schedule your spin training, email

Come fly this beautiful time machine at Historic Stanton Airfield, less than one hour south of the Twin Cities, between Cannon Falls and Northfield.

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