The reunion show may be two weeks away, but the first TBM Avenger plane arrived Saturday at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru for the 2021 TBM Avenger Reunion.
Charles Lynch arrived in his TBM, N3967A, from Florida. Matt Kropp manned the controls.
The TBM Avenger Reunion Show is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru. A veterans parade is scheduled for noon that day.
The largest gathering of TBM Avengers in the United States was put on hold last year during the pandemic, and there were talks of moving the event’s location out of state, but organizers and Peru officials were able to keep the event in La Salle County.
There will be an airshow Friday, May 14, featuring the Aeroshell Acrobatic team with vintage T-6 Texans, sponsored by Marquis Industrial Park.