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
Monday, April 15, 2013
Tour of Central and Southern Missouri Brings Variety of "Show Me" Aero Experiences
By Carmelo Turdo
"Roy" the Rooster
This weekend The Aero Experience took a mini-tour of central and southern Missouri to scout opportunities for future projects. Our first stop was the Missouri Air National Guard facility in Jefferson City, where a former Missouri ANG F-15A Eagle is on display near the Ike Skelton National Guard Training Site. Our next stop was a rural airstrip near Osage Beach where a World War I 7/8 scale fighter replica is under construction. On to Camdenton Memorial Airport, where several aircraft were working the pattern. A visit with friends at the lake before heading back to the St. Louis area capped off a great spring Saturday road trip. Here are some "Show Me" views of our day trip through Missouri: