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, September 23, 2013
Aviation Community Thrives at St. Louis Area Airports
By Carmelo Turdo
The greater St. Louis area aviation community is showing signs of resurgence at local airports. The general aviation, business aviation, flight training and air tourism segments are showing significant activity, along with support services such as fuel distribution, aircraft maintenance and food service. Custodians of local aviation heritage and education are seeing an increase in volunteer membership and visitor patronage. Local aviation events have taken the place of some traditional airshows, many of which were cancelled due to the sequestration of U.S. military demonstration teams. Here is a brief look at recent visits to local airports that have found ways to rebound in very difficult economic times: