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!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Looking Forward to the Cape Girardeau, MO Air Festival by Looking Back: 2007
By Leo Cachat
The 2007 Cape Girardeau Air Festival featured two acts, sadly, we will never see again. One was the Red Baron Stearman Squadron and their slow, beautiful aerobatics in four noisy Stearman biplanes. The other was the airplane to helicopter human transfer of stuntman Todd Green, who tragically lost his life performing this exiting maneuver in 2011. This show was yet again a great show to witness a variety of warbirds along with other top-tier acts. These included: Skip Stewart, the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, John Mohr and his unbelievable Stearman act and even a man demonstrating a jet pack. Again, this show was very well organized, and no one left disappointed - which always makes for a great Aero Experience. Here is what I saw at the 2007 Cape Girardeau Air Festival: