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
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Flying Dutchman Fly-In Is Spring Ritual for Local Aviation Community
By Carmelo Turdo
Attending the Pancake Breakfast and Fly-In held at the Flying Dutchman Airport in Belleville, IL is a spring ritual for St. Louis and Southwest Illinois aviation enthusiasts, and Saturday's event was no exception. A variety of general aviation aircraft, vintage planes, Robinson helicopters and even a sailplane from the St. Louis Sailplane Association were on the field. Several flew passengers around the pattern between the pancake breakfast and lunch. The Aero Experience was there to meet with our local pilot friends and take a few laps around the patch in the Taylorcraft with pilot Brian Kissinger. If you missed this spring fly-in, be sure to visit another time and attend the fall Chilli Cookout later this year.