|By Leo Cachat|
|By Mark Nankivil|
The Snowbirds pilots explained that they were getting some parts to take to Memphis for the team, for which they will be flying as well next year after they complete their training this off-season. They also stated they needed fuel and saw the event from the air. They then decided that this would be a fun place to stop. That's exactly what they did, and everyone on the ramp could not have been more grateful. They talked with the crowd and even stayed to have a bite to eat. These men were a class act, and really were great ambassadors for the Canadian Forces. We at The Aero Experience look forward to their return next May when they will perform at airshows in Cape Girardeau and Columbia, MO.
We would also like to thank the staff at the St. Louis Regional Airport for putting on such a great event again this year and for allowing us the access to cover this event from various viewpoints. We hope more of the public will attend next year's event, and create their own Aero Experience.
Here are some views of the Saturday Fly-In, including the visit from the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Tutor aircraft.
The ramp was filled with all types of aircraft:
General Aviation aircraft were plentiful on the ramp:
Homebuilts and Light Sport aircraft were also popular:
Warbirds are always crowd pleasers:
Canadian Forces Snowbirds Team aircraft visits the Fly-In: