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
The EAA's World War II era B-17 Flying Fortress "Aluminum Overcast" arrived at St. Louis Downtown Airport yesterday to prepare for public tours and flights around the St. Louis riverfront. The plane's visit provides a great opportunity for young and old alike to get a feel for what it was like to fly bombing missions over Europe, albeit in a more modern setting. Just in case you do not get to see it this week, here is a photo essay of the B-17 yesterday and in the rain this morning:
Today's Rainy Ramp and Black and White Set (Photos by Leo Cachat):