|By Leo Cachat|
As I was driving down I-55 I noticed an aircraft off to my left that was heading towards the airport but it didn't have the typical civilian aircraft look. As it passed overhead crossing the interstate to land on Runway 20, I identified the aircraft as a T-6 Texan. Seeing this, I accelerated and made it into the parking lot just as this beautiful aircraft was parking on the ramp. I grabbed my cameras and headed towards the fence to get some photographs where I ran into one of the airport mechanics by the name of Todd. I had met Todd when covering the RCAF Snowbirds arrival to Cape Girardeau for the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival back in May. Todd allowed me access to the ramp to get these exclusive photos.
|Cape Air charter|
What started out as a day where I just hoped to see something turned out to be a great day full of surprises. This is another great aspect of aviation - you just never know what you might see until you get out to an airport and look around. I'd like to extend our thanks to the staff at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport as they ontinue to allow us tremendous access for great stories and to the pilots who allowed me to photograph their airplanes and have another great Aero Experience.