Greetings from The Aero Experience Team

Greetings!



The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team












Friday, February 28, 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: General Aviation - More Cessna Singles


The Aero Experience continues our general aviation aircraft theme with a look at Cessna legacy single-engine aircraft from our signature year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation. These Cessna singles had been in production starting in the late 1940s, and each model offers inprovements in performance and utility. We include the two-seat Cessna 150 and 152 trainers and the progressively larger four-seat types as shown below. Some models of the Cardinal and Centurion offer retractable landing gear.


Here we include selected Cessna singles seen around the grounds from arrival weekend through departures on the following Saturday:

Cessna 150 and 152










Cessna 170



Cessna 175 Skylark

Cessna 177 Cardinal









Cessna 180








Cessna 210 Centurion 

















Thursday, February 27, 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: General Aviation - The Cessna 172 Skyhawk

The Aero Experience continues our general aviation aircraft theme with a look at the classic Cessna 172 Skyhawk series from our signature year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation. The Cessna (now Textron) 172 Skyhawk series has been in production since 1956, with an 11-year pause between the 172P and 172R models. Airframe changes included sweeping the vertical tail and increasing the gross weight and engine horsepower ratings. The 172RG Cutlass retractable landing gear model was produced between 1980 and 1984, and some other models have been converted to fly with diesel and electric powerplants. Found at every general aviation airport and fly-in, the iconic Cessna 172 aircraft is commonly used in flight schools across the country in the current 172SP steam gauge or Garmin G1000 panel layouts.

Here we include Cessna 172 Skyhawks seen around the grounds from the still wet arrival weekend through departures on the following Saturday: