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, September 26, 2011

EAA 1929 Ford Trimotor Tour Stop in St. Louis Provides Fun for Everyone

There was fun for everyone during the EAA Ford Trimotor tour stop in St. Louis.  Thanks go out to the EAA Ford Trimotor team, EAA Chapter 64, the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and all of our visitors!  Here is a glimpse of what we experienced this weekend:

The Main Attraction - EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor




Sponsor Tents, Trimotor Souvenirs, Food and T-Shirts





The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum




Saturday Night Hangar Dance



Some Aviation Greats Visited and Flew in the Trimotor

Ms Rose Church, McDonnell Aircraft Flight Nurse to the Astronauts

Carl "Chub" Wheeler,99, (left) with Museum Curator Jack Abercrombie

Brian "Brain" Kissinger, Record-Breaking Pilot and Cancer Survivor

Some Unusual Aircraft Entertained Visitors

Nanchang CJ-6A Fly-by

Beech T-34B Mentor Fly-By 

Bob McDaniel, Airport Director, Flies His Buckeye Breeze

Parks College Student Pilots Train In Diamond DA-20s

USCG MH-65C Dolphin Rescue Helicopter on Training Mission 

Sunday Car Show and Photo Shoot





Flight in EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor a Thrill for The Aero Experience

The Aero Experience flew in the EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor during it's tour stop in St. Louis hosted by the Gateway Chapter 64.  The flight took place on Saturday morning, taking off from St. Louis Downtown Airport and touring the St. Louis skyline near the Mississippi River.  Special thanks to the EAA Trimotor team, EAA Chapter 64 and the Greater St. Louis Air &  Space Museum for making this flight possible.













EAA 64 and The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Host Successful Ford Trimotor Tour Event

EAA Chapter 64 and the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum hosted a successful EAA Ford Trimotor tour event this weekend at St. Louis Downtown Airport.  Local area residents flew in EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor (serial number 69) to view the St. Louis skyline along the Mississippi River.  All enjoyed good food, music and plenty of souvenir opportunities.  The Aero Experience contributor and museum President Mark Nankivil took these ground and aerial view photos of the Trimotor during the weekend flights:

The Flights Were Staged at Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2, St. Louis Downtown Airport

EAA 1929 Ford Trimotor at Jet Aviation

EAA 64 President Rick Rehg Takes His Flight

Ford Trimotor Pilot Rand Siegfried Waves from the Cockpit

 Trimotor Engine Startup

EAA 64, Museum, Airport and Industry Sponsors Contributed to the Successful Event 

Trimotor Taxis Out for Takeoff

Trimotor Takes Off In Front of the Airport Tower

Trimotor Effortlessly Lifts Off

Trimotor Passes Over the Museum and Boarding Ramp

Trimotor Passes Over Downtown St. Louis...

...and Past the Gateway Arch...

...Over the Mississippi River...

...and Back for Approach...

...and Smooth Landing