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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!

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Museum to Unveil Restored McDonnell Aircraft Factory Cart Used During President Kennedy Visit

By Carmelo Turdo
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will unveil on Monday the restored McDonnell Aircraft factory cart used by company Board Chairman and CEO James S. McDonnell to drive President John F. Kennedy around during his visit in 1962.  The cart will be dedicated May 6 at a ceremony held at the Museum, located at historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport.  It has been a part of the Museum collection for over 20 years, and has been on display there and at the St. Louis Science Center.  The cart was caught in the floods of 1993 when the Museum was located at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and was later cleaned and again displayed.  The 2013 comprehensive restoration, funded by the Boeing Employees Community Fund, was completed by North Town Auto Body in Collinsville, IL along with: tires, tubes and battery from Master Auto Care; battery cables from O'Reilly Auto Parts; keys from Village Locksmith in Collinsville, IL.  The Museum thanks everyone involved in the restoration process, including Museum members Trent Duff, Doug Bent, and Rick Rehg for leading this project.

For news coverage of this story, please visit http://fox2now.com/2013/05/03/golf-cart-used-by-jfk-to-tour-mcdonnell-douglas-to-go-on-display/.
 
Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Archives

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Archives

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Archives

Carmelo Turdo


Carmelo Turdo

Carmelo Turdo

 

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