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

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Midwest LSA Expo Coming to Mount Vernon Outland Airport, IL September 5-7

...A message from Chris Collins, Manager of Mount Vernon Outland Airport, IL...
Greetings from Mt. Vernon, Illinois – proud home of the Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo.  The event is just over three weeks away.  This is your official invitation!

The event is in its 5th year and is scheduled for Thursday, September 5, through, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN), Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  Along with nearly every major LSA distributor on the flightline, there will also be a great mix of Part 103, gyroplanes, and homebuilts.  There is a unique event because it is one of the few that offers the attendee the ability to comparison shop and then quickly and conveniently take demo flights.  Visit for all the details. 

I am very excited about this year’s expo.  My team and I are doing everything possible to further aviation at this event:

The Commemorative Air Force B-25 “Maid in the Shade” will be on display at the Expo“Maid in the Shade” will be making its first swing through the area and Midwest LSA Expo is proud to play host.  Rides and CAF merchandise will be sold providing attendees additional opportunities at the Expo.

Admission to the Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo is FREE!  The welcome mat is out for everyone.  Hopefully a few new pilot starts will occur.

The best in the business are scheduled for three days of Seminars/Forums.  Navigating via iPAD, Rotax Engines, Jabiru Engines, and Gyroplane Operations are just a few of the topics.

Women With Wings, the St. Louis Chapter of Women In Aviation, will be hosting their Aircraft Wash on Saturday, September 7th.  The WWW Aircraft Wash raises scholarship funds for aspiring female aviators in the St. Louis Metro.

Bowers Fly-Baby Fly-In will occur simultaneously with the Midwest LSA Expo.  The Bowers Fly-Baby is a simple and affordable ticket to the sky for interested homebuilders.  Several Fly-Baby aircraft, as well as their owners and builders, will be at the event.

93 Octane/10% Ethanol Premium Auto Fuel will be available for the Rotax powered aircraft.  The airport has mobile JetA, 100LL, and RoGas capabilities.

Free camping is available at the airport.  Whether it is under the wing of your airplane, in a tent down by our lakeshore shelter, or in a land schooner plugged into our electrical grid, we have a great spot for you.  Stay one night or several.  Free showers are available too.

Of course there are many hotel rooms just three miles from the airport.  Catch a free shuttle to hotel row – no need for ground transportation. 

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