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Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Sunday, June 30, 2013

St. Louis Area Is Ready for Week of Aerial Activity to Celebrate Nation's Birthday

By Carmelo Turdo

Patty Wagstaff
The St. Louis area will be a center of aerial activity as our nation celebrates its birthday in grand fashion this week.  Fair St. Louis activities in downtown St. Louis will run from July 4-6, and include the 136th annual Veiled Prophet Parade, concerts under the Gateway Arch, and of course the incredible air show over the Mississippi River.  The Fair St. Louis US Bank Air Show lineup has just become even more impressive with the announcement that three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and National Aviation Hall of Fame Member Patty Wagstaff will be performing in her home town again.  Other air show performers include:

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
Red Bull Helicopter aerobatics flown by Chuck Aaron
Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Mustang and Rise Above Exhibit
F-4U-5 Corsair flown by Dave Folk
Jet-Powered Super Salto Sailplane flown by Bob Carlton 
Air National Guard MX-2 flown by John Klatt
RV-8 flown by former A-10 pilot Joe "Rifle" Shetterly                  
Lucas Oil Pitts S1-11B flown by Mike Wiskus
Beech 18 aerobatics flown by Matt Younkin
Liberty Jump Team

Along with the airshow activities St. Louis Downtown Airport will host aviation activities July 1-6, including:

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will be open all week, 10am-4pm

EAA Chapter 64 hosts the B-17, "Aluminum Overcast," available for flights at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum July 1-3

Fly in a 1941 Waco biplane from St. Louis Biplane Rides at Ideal Aviation (reserve your flight now)

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