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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!

Blue skies,

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












Monday, September 16, 2013

Variety of Aircraft Fill the Skies During Air Associates of Kansas Airport Fun Day


By Carmelo Turdo
Airport Fun Day, held Saturday at Johnson County Executive Airport near Olathe, Kansas, brought local families and aviators together to celebrate the miracle of flight in this great Midwest Aviation community.  The annual event, sponsored by Air Associates of Kansas and KC Copters, provided a variety of ways for visitors to experience aviation.  Aircraft of various types were in the air and available on the ramp throughout the day.  The Aero Experience was on the ground at Airport Fun Day to visit our sponsor, Air Associates of Kansas, and get to know our new friends at KC Copters.  We  see this type of event as one of the best ways to share the joy of flight with the local community and encourage those considering a career in aviation to take action toward accomplishing that goal.  Here are some more views of the flying activities that took place all day on Saturday:


Cessna brought in the new TTx and the Veterans Airlift Command Citation Mustang:























Three Vans RVs flew overhead and landed for static display on the ramp:






















KC RV team made several passes in different formations before landing:


























The Beech Nuts group flew in formation before landing:




















KC Copters flew passengers and a demonstration in the Channel 9 chopper:






















The Arion Lightning LS-1 Light Sport Aircraft was on display all day:























Fairchild PT-19 from the Heart of America Wing of the Commemorative Air Force flew in:























Paul Batliner flew in his Nanchang CJ-6 trainer and talked with visitors on the ramp:




















A number of other aircraft were also flying during the day:
































 

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