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
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sackman Airport Fly-In a Fall Favorite Southwest Illinois Aviation Event
By Leo Cachat
By Fred Harl
It was a beautiful yet windy day at the annual Sackman Airport Fall Fly-In Sunday. The Aero Experience was on hand to visit with the participants and photograph the varied assortment of aircraft that flew in for the event. The Sackman Airport Fall Fly-In is a favorite family-friendly event usually held on a mid-October Sunday afternoon. Aircraft represented at the event included: several Taylorcrafts, Cessna 180, 120 and 172 Skyhawks, a Highlander, a Rans S7S, a couple RV's, a Corbin Junior Ace E, Luscombe T-8F, a SA Arrow, Brian Kissinger's Sonerai, a Searey, a couple Piper Cherokee's, a Bowers Fly Baby, a couple Stearman from Creve Coeur Airport and even a Gyrocopter. The event was well attended, and everyone there was very friendly. The Aero Experience would like to thank airport management for their hospitality in allowing us tremendous access to get the photographs you see here.