Greetings from The Aero Experience Team

Greetings!



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!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team












Monday, January 26, 2015

27th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans Celebration to Feature Canadian Snowbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights and Warbirds May 23-24

CANADIAN FORCES  SNOWBIRDS AND USA GOLDEN KNIGHTS  TO HEADLINE 2015

27TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SALUTE TO VETERANS AIRSHOW

                                   WE HONOR AND SUPPORT OUR MILITARY

                                   NO MATTER WHERE! NO MATTER WHEN!
 
Columbia, MO:  Salute to Veterans Corporation invites the public to their FREE Two-Day Airshow over the Memorial Day Weekend at Columbia Regional Airport on May 23-24, 2015 from 9:00am to 3:30pm.   Admission and Parking is FREE!


DEMO TEAMS,  AIRCRAFT AND EVENTS CONFIRMED FOR 2015:
·         CANADIAN FORCES NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION TEAM:   THE SNOWBIRDS

·         THE UNITED STATES ARMY GOLDEN KNIGHTS PARACHUTE TEAM

·         USAF T-33 JET FIGHTER PLANE:  ‘SHOOTING STAR’ AEROBATIC DEMO W/SMOKE

·         TROJAN PHLYERS T-28 AEROBATIC DEMONSTRATION TEAM 

·         WWII BT-13 VULTEE VALIANT AEROBATIC DEMO

·         WWI KANSAS CITY DAWN PATROL WITH 18 PLANES FLYING AND ON DISPLAY

·         WWI UNIQUE JN-4 CURTISS JENNY WITH HER OWN 1,000 X 50 FOOT GRASS RUNWAY!

·         MU PERSHING RIFLES DRILL TEAM, USA K-9 CORPS TEAM

·         SALUTE TO THE NATION CEREMONY WITH MILITARY HONORED GUESTS

                                                                                                            
                                           STATIC DISPLAYS OPEN FOR TOURS

·         USAF C-17 GLOBEMASTER II, WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB

·         USN PV2-HARPOON, USN C-1A TRADER,  WWII B-25 MITCHELL BOMBER

                                           STATIC DISPLAYS

·         USAF A-10 THUNDERBOLT II, WHITEMAN AFB

·         P-51  MUSTANG “KANSAS CITY KITTY”    WWII USN TBM AVENGER

·         WWII SUPERMARINE SEAFIRE Mk. XV     T-6 “RADIAL VELOCITY”

·          PT-17 1942 STEARMAN, SIAI MARCHETTI,  1945 USA PIPER L-4

·         1943 USA AERONCA L-3  GRASSHOPPER “Lil’ Show Me”

MILITARY RECRUITER ELEMENTS AND ADDITIONAL  MILITARY ASSETS

USAF COMMAND CENTER ALPHA + USAF THUNDERBIRD

                                     USA ADVENTURE VAN AND SEMI-TRAILER

      ·         Tuskegee Airmen/ Women AirForce Service Pilots (WASP) Annual Reunions

·         Annual Honored Guests and Volunteers Banquet in Southwell Arena at Columbia College.

·        Saturday, May 23rd at 5:30PM    Check website for price, start time and to purchase tickets

·         27th Annual FREE Salute To Veterans Parade on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at 10AM in downtown Columbia.  Jump started by the USA Golden Knights

·         For additional information, visit our website at www.salute.org.

Please Note:  The Celebration should not be referred to as “the Columbia Airshow”, “Columbia’s Memorial Day Airshow”, this “Columbia Event”, “Columbia’s Memorial Day Weekend”, etc., or any other designation that would imply that it is hosted, organized, or anyway produced or sponsored by The City of Columbia, its Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, or the State Of Missouri.  It is presented solely by the Memorial Day Weekend Salute To Veterans Corporation, a private, 501c3, not-for-profit, tax-deductible, educational, Missouri Company.  The Corporation consists of over 3,000 volunteers and 100 volunteer committee chairmen, none of whom is paid.
    
Here is a sneak peak of what you will see:



































  

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