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
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Air Associates of Missouri Holds Cessna Demo Day at Spirit of St. Louis Airport
By Carmelo Turdo
Air Associates of Missouri held the annual Cessna Demo Day event at Spirit of St. Louis Airport today on one of the most beautiful days of the summer. The public was invited to check out the flight school facilities and Cessna aircraft fleet, including visiting aircraft - a new 172S Skyhawk flown by Discover Flying Challenge pilot intern Keven Lenahan and the advanced design TTX. Guests met with certified flight instructors and discussed options for pursuing their dreams of flight. Cessna Aircraft Company demonstration pilots were on hand to show the aircraft and fly potential customers. A lucky young lady, Samantha Brinker, won the drawing for a flight with Cessna pilot Dave Richardson in the brand new Cessna 172S Discover Flying Challenge aircraft. The Aero Experience was invited to go along, and some of the photos in this feature are from that flight. We strongly encourage anyone interested in beginning the journey of flight to contact Air Associates of Missouri or Air Associates of Kansas for more information.
Special thanks to our friends at Air Associates of Missouri and Cessna Aircraft Company for hosting a great event and for their untiring promotion of Midwest Aviation!