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!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sackman Airport Fly-In in Columbia, IL Is a Fall Tradition
Sackman Airport in Columbia, IL held it's annual fly-in today - a typical clear but windy fall day in southwest Illinois. Among the machines on display were planes and automobiles, with a few trains also on the nearby Union Pacific tracks. Here are some scenes from today's event:
Trains on Nearby Tracks...
...and the Usual Cast of Characters
Ace Photographers: Mark Nankivil with son Jack and Fred Harl (right)
Aviation pioneer Carl "Chub" Wheeler,100 (right), and Trent Duff flew in