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












Saturday, January 19, 2019

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018: Boeing Plaza - Going On Offense With the A-10 and B-1B

By Fred Harl
The Aero Experience continues with our coverage of EAA AirVenture 2018 Boeing Plaza displays with this look at two USAF workhorses of recent conflicts: the Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II and Rockwell B-1B Lancer. The A-10 retains the D-Day Commemoration event paint scheme that also recognizes the 100 years of service from the 107th Aero Squadron, now the 107th Fighter Squadron of the Michigan ANG. The B-1B, Deadly Intentions, is from the 28th Bomb Squadron based at Dyess AFB, TX, another unit celebrating 100 years of service. The unit provides training in the bomber as well as operational combat deployments.









































Friday, January 18, 2019

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018: Boeing Plaza - Tankers

By Fred Harl
The Aero Experience continues with our new series on the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 Boeing Plaza static displays with a look at the tankers previously featured in the airshow coverage. The unsung heroes of the tanker community were honored throughout the week as they demonstrated air refueling configuration in the air and visited with crowds who gathered to tour the aircraft. Included here are a KC-10A Extender from Travis AFB, CA; a KC-135R from the Wisconsin ANG based in Milwaukee; and an HC-130N from Patrick AFB, FL. The tankers are from Air National Guard and Reserve Units frequently deployed to support active-duty forces around the world.