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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

Monday, July 26, 2010

St. Louisan Rod Hightower Chosen as Next EAA President

Rod Hightower talks to an attendee of the Salute to Veterans Air Show in Columbia, MO

Long-time pilot and Stearman rebuilder Rod Hightower has been chosen to become the next EAA President.  Hightower, who keeps his beautiful Stearman at Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis County, will bring his expertise in aviation and business management to EAA.  He currently is a director of the National Stearman Foundation and has helped organize the annual Stearman National Fly-in. His duties as EAA president will begin September 7, and include the day-to-day operations as well as direction of EAA programs and strategy.  I have had the privilege of meeting Rod several times at Creve Coeur Airport and the Salute to Veterans Corporation Air Show in Columbia, MO.  Congratulations, Rod, on this great honor!

Rod Hightower's Stearman at Columbia, MO May 28, 2010

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