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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Saturday, May 12, 2012
TAC Air St. Louis Hosts U.S. Air Force A-10 for Air Associates Open House
By Carmelo Turdo
TAC Air St. Louis hosted the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II that appeared at neighboring Air Associates' open house at Spirit of St. Louis Airport last weekend. TAC Air assisted with the refuelling and display of the aircraft during part of the Saturday event due to its strategic location near the longer runway. The A-10, piloted by Lt. Col. Michael "Fresco" Bever, flew in from Whiteman AFB, MO where it resides with the 303rd Fighter Squadron of the 442nd Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve. Special thanks to Air Associates, TAC Air and Whiteman AFB for making the A-10 available for public display.