The Greenville Airstravaganza, a favorite Midwest Aviation fall fly-in, was held October 4 at Greenville Airport in central Illinois. The event is more than a fly-in - it is a family-friendly, community gathering with fun activities, good food and of course aviation! Organized by the Greenville Pilots Association and the Greenville Airport Authority, the annual Airstravaganza provides the opportunity for local residents to experience aviation first-hand by visiting with pilots, touring display aircraft, flying a flight simulator and taking helicopter and airplane rides. Aerial demonstrations by agricultural aircraft and the Texas Twisters, a formation flight team of six Beechcraft T-34 warbird trainers, kept everyone's eyes to the skies.
Thanks to the hospitality of the event staff and performers, The Aero Experience was on hand to bring the excitement to our audience. In this third and final feature for this event, we focus on the Texas Twisters T-34 Mentor flight team. The individual member/owners are based in various central and northern Texas cities, and join together for practice sessions and performances mainly within the state. Thankfully, the team has performed at the Greenville Airstravaganza for the last several years, with all six aircraft featured this year. The team flew three times on Saturday, the first time with four aircraft and the next two formation flights included two more members who arrived later that morning. It was a privilege to visit with the team between flights, and The Aero Experience team hopes to see them again at another Midwest Aviation event in the future.
The Texas Twisters, First Flight
The Texas Twisters, Second Flight
The Texas Twisters, Third Flight (with Chipmunk photo plane)