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












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.

American Legion Post 253 F-84F Thunderstreak Display - Festus, MO Sept. 3, 2009

American Legion Post 253 in Festus, MO maintains an F-84F Thunderstreak display. It is dedicated to all men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, and the aircraft contains the name of Major Julius V. Santschi of Festus, MO. You can get decent pictures at some angles over the fence. There are also other monuments to veterans around the building.









Missouri Commemorative Air Force Hangar at St. Charles Mun. Airport - August 29, 2009

The Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force TB-25J receives maintenance during the St. Charles Municipal Airport Open House held on August 29, 2009. Other aircraft on display included the CAF TBM Avenger, AT-6F Texan and Stearman biplane trainer among the private aircraft on the ramp.