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












Thursday, April 21, 2011

St. Louis Aviation Book by Jeremy Cox Now Available!

Jeremy Cox holding his book, St. Louis Aviation

Images of Aviation - St. Louis Aviation, by Jeremy Cox, is now available for purchase!  This pictorial history of the rich St. Louis area aviation heritage contains rare images of early airship and airplane flight, including many 'firsts," spanning from 1836 to the space age.  Proceeds from the book benefit the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, located in historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, IL.  Copies can be obtained through the museum or your local bookstore.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

TAC Air St. Louis Hosts U.S. Coast Guard HU-25A Guardian During Mid Day Stopover

An HU-25A Guardian from U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama made a mid day stopover at TAC Air St. Louis during an ILS training flight.  Aero Experience thanks the service professionals at TAC Air St. Louis at Spirit of St. Louis Airport for their hospitality and permission to record the event as it happened.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Missouri Aviation Community and EAA Mourns Passing of Ben Morrow

Benjamin H. Morrow (EAA Photo)

EAA Reports:

March 31, 2011 — Benjamin H. Morrow, who served on the EAA Ultralight Council for 10 years and led the development of much of EAA’s ultralight training program, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, March 25, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was 70. Ben, of Liberty, Missouri, was extremely dedicated to EAA and the ultralight community. He and his wife, Joyce, dedicated many hours volunteering to train ultralight instructors and traveled around the country conducting ultralight flight instructor refresher courses. Ben also developed an online refresher training course for ultralight flight instructors and was a frequent contributor to EAA publications.

Ben was employed for 32 years in several positions at the FAA’s Small Aircraft Certification Directorate in Kansas City, retiring in 1996. He worked with EAA in the areas of ultralights, light-sport, aircraft certification, amateur-built, and safety analysis issues and received the EAA President’s Award in 2002 for his service to ultralight aviation.

Ben was passionate about aviation safety, and for many years after retiring from the FAA ran a safety data website that provided access to aircraft accident and incident data and service difficulty reports. Ben also operated MorrowAire Aviation Services LLC, providing services to ultralight and light-sport aviation, in Liberty.

Funeral services were Wednesday, March 30, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.