Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


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

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kyle and Amanda Franklin Injured in Texas Airshow Accident

Kyle and Amanda Franklin were seriously injured yesterday during their "Pirated Skies" routine at the Air Fiesta Airshow in Bownsville, Texas.  Kyle Franklin landed the aircraft as best he could after the engine apparently caught fire while Amanda Franklin was on the top wing rack.  She climbed back into the aircraft as it approached the ground, and both received burns as they exited the aircraft.  More details can be found at Aero News.  The Franklins performed at the 2010 Cape Girardeau Airshow (See photos above).  Our thoughts and prayers go out for a rapid recovery.

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