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, May 27, 2013
The Aero Experience Road Trip: Missouri Airports Serve General Aviation in Their Local Communities Part 2
By Carmelo Turdo
Following our coverage of the Salute to Veterans Corporation airshow in Columbia, MO, The Aero Experience Team of Carmelo Turdo and Mark Nankivil set out on Missouri Airport Road Trip, Part 2. Our trek through central Missouri landed us at Jefferson City Memorial Airport, Rolla Vichy National Airport (including the DC-3 boneyard), Cuba Airport Mosby Field and Sullivan Regional Airport. Of course it is more fun to fly to each destination, but these airfields were so close together that we decided to visit them along our route back to St. Louis. So using dead reckoning with map and airport guide, with GPS as a lifeline for each time we got lost, we continued our quest to visit all Missouri airports in 2013. Here are some scenes from our latest Missouri Airport Road Trip: