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












Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Ceremony in Hecker, IL Included Local Pilots

Joe Wapelhors In His T-34 and Paul Cornelius and Fritz Knoll In Their CJ-6 Nanchangs Performed a 'Missing Man' Formation

Dave Renner Flew In His SNB-1 Kansan
Mat Conrad and Pat Kesler Flew the MO CAF B-25J Mitchell From an Event in Columbia, MO
Local RVs Also Joined in the Air Parade
Bob McDaniel and Diane Earhart In a C172 Skyhawk and Bob Ochs in the C120 Flew in Close Formation 
This Fly Baby, Flown by Paul Voorhees, Followed the Faster Planes
Denny Schwandt Flew His Super Cub in Strong Headwinds


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Salute to Veterans Airshow Underway in Columbia, MO

The Salute to Veterans Corporation Airshow is underway in Columbia, MO.  Aero Experience contributor Mark Nankivil provided these awesome photos of participating aircraft:

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

(Mark Nankivil Photo)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Pilots Make Stop at St. Louis Downtown Airport, Visit Museum

Student Pilots from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, OK flew their 4 Cessna 152s to St. Louis Downtown Airport Friday and stayed for a few hours before taking off in formation late in the afternoon.  It was a pleasure to speak with one student at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum before an impressive 4-ship takeoff.  Blue Skies, Spartan. 

For more information about Spartan, see the video below and visit http://www.spartan.edu/.








Friday, May 13, 2011

Progress on EAA 64 Pietenpole Project Proceeding Nicely

EAA Chapter 64, which meets in historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, IL, is making great progress on its Pietenpole aircraft rebuild project.  Here is a photo update from today's work.







For more information about EAA Chapter 64, visit http://eaa64.org/index.htm.