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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

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wings Over Whiteman Set to Soar This Weekend

By Carmelo Turdo
Wings Over Whiteman is set to soar this weekend at Whiteman AFB in western Missouri, and The Aero Experience will be there to bring it to you as it unfolds.  The list of performers and displays includes (may change due to operational requirements):

 -U.S. Army Golden Knights    

-Heritage Flight with the B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, and a B-1 Lancer

-Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

-A-10 Thunderbolt II

-AH-64 Apache Delta Longbow

-Trojan Phlyers composed of two fully restored T-28Bs

-C-130 Hercules

-KC-135 Stratotanker

-C-5 Galaxy



-T-1 Jayhawk

-C-17 Globemaster III

-GA-8 Gippsland

-Grumman TBM Torpedo Bomber

-Morane Sualnier

-Red Steel Jet Team

-Mi-24 Hind helicopter

-Fairchild PT-19

-T-38 Talon formation

-Vultee BT-13 Valiant

-Baron BE-58

-Bell Helicopter

-B-2 Spirit

-B-25 Mitchell

-B-52 Stratofortress

-MQ-1 Predator

-Fairchild F-24

-Piper PA-18

-A-26 Invader

-Aero A-300

-Beechcraft F-33A
Dozens more will be present at the air show!

Spectators will also enjoy entertainment throughout the event by the Air Force band “Shades of Blue.”

Also available this year for attendees are tours of Oscar 01, the Missile Alert Facility museum here. Each tour is 30 minutes long and will include riding an elevator down into the capsule, approximately 50 feet underground.

For a complete list of performers and static displays, please search Wings Over Whiteman via Facebook or visit

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