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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

Sunday, January 1, 2012

MO Aviation Historical Society Meeting January 19 Presents the Tuskegee Airmen Story

By Carmelo Turdo
The Missouri Aviation Historical Society is a group of folks with a love of aircraft, and we are striving to record and document the rich aviation history that has been a part of the great state of Missouri for the past century. From Benoist to Zenith, the aviation industry in the "Show Me" state has always been at the forefront of technology, and has produced some of the world’s best known aircraft. Famous pilots, from Jimmy Doolittle, to Slim Lindbergh, all called Missouri home for a portion of their lives, and made significant contributions to the advancement of aviation. We meet monthly in Clayton, MO, at 190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600, St. Louis, MO 63105. Our next gathering will be on Thur, Jan 19th at 7 PM. With the release of the new movie "RED TAILS", MOAHS member Myron Lane will present the history of the men from Missouri, who left their homes for Tuskegee, Alabama, and became some of the most respected fighter pilots in the USAAC. Known as the TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, bomber crews were soon requesting them for escort with their brightly painted red tail P-51 Mustangs!. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For directions, please see the accompanying page, and if you have any questions, please contact Dan O’Hara at 573-529-2539 or email Hope to see you there!

Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, in Columbia, MO May 2010

P-51C Mustang "Tuskegee Airmen" in Columbia, MO May 2010

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