|By Carmelo Turdo|
The Spirit of St. Louis Airshow and STEM Expo, scheduled for this weekend, will take place at Spirit of St. Louis Airport and feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron. The last airshow at the airport, held in 2007 as part of the annual St. Louis County Fair and Airshow, also hosted the Blue Angels. Although there is no promise of another edition next year, the airshow will be flown by top-tier performers including Patty Wagstaff, Michael Goulian, Skip Stewart, and a host of warbirds. And thankfully, it will be held in early May rather than mid-July!
Another new event is the Midwest Airport Fun Days to be held June 7-8 at St. Louis Downtown Airport. Although not an airshow per se, it will provide access to aviation and in a family-friendly environment. Visitors will be able to interact with pilots in their vintage, warbird, trainer and aerobatic aircraft with frequent fly-bys throughout the weekend. Flights are available in the Missouri Commemorative Air Force B-25 and TBM Avenger, AT-6 Texan and Waco biplane. The event will also feature car shows, motorcycles, concerts, great food and more!
The St. Louis area aviation community will again show its strength with these new events and the many others that will be produced at local airports throughout the region. Of course, The Aero Experience will be there to bring those experiences to you and encourage everyone to go and experience aviation!