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, November 27, 2011
Prairie Aviation Museum in Bloomington, IL Is Must-See Midwest Air Museum
By Carmelo Turdo
The next stop on the Aero Experience Midwest Air Museum road trip was the Prairie Aviation Museum in Bloomington, IL. Open Tuesday-Sunday, this museum offers a presentation of aviation history, primarily from the surrounding Illinois region, as well as interactive displays, flight simulators and a Link trainer. The air park contains a variety of well-maintained military aircraft, including an A-4M Skyhawk, A-7A Corsair II, F-4N Phantom II, F-14D Tomcat, F-100C Super Sabre, T-33A Shooting Star, T-38A Talon, UH-1H Iroquois, and AH-1J SeaCobra. A dedicated group of volunteers have made this museum a Midwest air museum must-see as you roll through central Illinois.