Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


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, Fred Harl and Leo Cachat - The Aero Experience Team

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo U.S. Customs and Border Protection, part of the Department of Homeland Security, had a significant presence at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.  They were not patrolling the airport per se, but brought some aircraft and watercraft for exhibit.  A unique and impressive watercraft, a 40ft. Sea Hunter interceptor, was on display near a Cessna Citation 550 aerial surveillance aircraft.  An Airbus As-350 patrol helicopter was part of an indoor exhibit, and as seen in a previous post, the Bombardier DHC-8 maritime patrol aircraft was available in Boing Plaza throughout the week.  

Sunday, March 22, 2015

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014: Boeing Plaza Aircraft Displays
Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 continues with views of the daily aircraft displays in Boeing Plaza, the central nexus of the main industry exhibit area and the aircraft parking near the flight line.  The featured aircraft change periodically based on daily themes and availability of large jets such as the USAF C-17, FedEx Express A300, Republic Airways Embraer ERJ-190 and the extended-wing NASA WB-57F.  Boeing Plaza was also the setting of high-profile press events featuring new aircraft, such as the first production HondaJet, and of course, the concert stage.  A number of warbirds were also featured, including the B-17 "Yankee Lady," a Corsair/Zero duo, an Avenger torpedo bomber among others.