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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












Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cape Girardeau Air Festival: Media Greet the Arrival of the Blue Angels

By Carmelo Turdo
The Cape Girardeau Air Festival returned to the Midwest last weekend, and The Aero Experience shared the enthusiasm of the local media as we gathered at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport for the arrival of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Demonstration Squadron. We continue our coverage of this great Midwest Aviation event with a look at our visit on Thursday as the six Blue Angels Hornets and several other participants assembled on the apron. Prior to the arrival of the Blue Angels, we captured some images of the TA-4J gate guard and memorial, the Cape Aviation terminal, the arrival of a United Express flight, the Shockwave Jet Truck in its trailer and Thom Richard taking a flight in the only dual-control TP-40N Flying Tiger, American Dream.













There was no shortage of media personnel at the airport when the Blue Angels arrived, and we enjoyed meeting the other photographers and members of the Cape Girardeau KFVS-TV Channel 12 team. We thank the Cape Aviation and airport event staff for providing the access we needed to obtain our coverage in a safe and organized manner.  



























Later in the day, the Blue Angels flew an orientation flight and a practice session, and we captured some views of the ground crew preparing the jets for the flights after arrival. Also included here are some of the formations and maneuvers performed during the afternoon flights. Much more coverage of the airshow will be included in our next story.