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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

Monday, June 18, 2012

EAA 64 and The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Host Successful Fly-In

By Carmelo Turdo
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and EAA Chapter 64 hosted a successful open house and fly-in Saturday at historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2, St. Louis Downtown Airport.  Visitors toured the museum's aerospace history galleries and viewed the aircraft parked in the hangar and on the adjacent ramp.  The F-4 Phantom II fighter jet cockpit and child moving flight simulator were popular, and the pancake breakfast and burger/brat lunch kept everyone satisfied throughout the hot day.  Special thanks to all of those who flew in from other home airports to visit with us and show off your aircraft.  Another fly-in is being planned for the fall, so look for further details in September.    

Hospitality ramp between Hangar 1 and Hangar 2

Kevin Kegin's 1941 Waco UPF-7 near Hangar 2

Beautiful 1941 Waco UPF-7 up close

Luscombe 8A and 8F

Museum's BD-5 in IL ANG colors

Brian Kissinger prepares for another record-breaking flight

Mike Lotz's Powrachute PC 2000

EAA 64 Pietenpol project

Get your pancakes!

Lunch is served

Joe Steimann's F-4 Phantom cockpit

Getting a first-hand look at the Phantom cockpit

Irwin Reeb's Luscombe T-8F

John Murphy's RV-8

David Read's Thorp T-18

Cubcrafters CC11-100

EAA 32 President David Doherty's Taylorcraft BC-12D

John Keich's Midget Mustang

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