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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, September 29, 2009

Scott AFB Airshow Display Aircraft, Featuring the Snowbirds

Scott AFB held its annual airshow September 19-20, 2009. Fortunately, I attended the show on Saturday the 19th and was able to see the Snowbirds perform (Sunday was a rain-out). The F-4 Phantom II was a big hit, along with the Snowbirds.

E-2C with eight-bladed props! Closeup below.

DC-3 used by the FAA (see insignia below).

Insignia on FAA DC-3 right fuselage.

McDonnell Douglas QF-4E 73-1167 used in Heritage Flight.

Lt. Col. Ryan Luchsinger, QF-4 Demo pilot.

Spare Snowbirds aircraft Nos. 1 and 4.

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