Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Midwest Airport Fun Days 2015: Scott Credit Union to Sponsor Veterans to Fly on B-25 "Show Me" in May

By Carmelo Turdo Airport Fun Days 2015 is proud to announce that Scott Credit Union will sponsor two veterans to fly in the MO Commemorative Air Force B-25 "Show Me" at St. Louis Downtown Airport in May.  The Sponsor a Veteran program invites the community to provide the opportunity for a military veteran to experience flight in a World War II-era B-25 medium bomber as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.  It is a small way of expressing our appreciation for the sacrifices our veterans make to defend our country, and a way to acknowledge that all veterans are part of the "Greatest Generation."  

Under the Sponsor a Veteran program, a business, organization or individual nominates a veteran from the WWII era (or other veteran of choice) and provides the donation for the flight ($400/veteran);     OR

A business or individual may also provide the donation for the flight ($400/veteran) and request that Midwest Airport Fun Days refer a veteran.  In both cases, the donation of the sponsorship is tax-deductible.   

Providing the opportunity for a veteran to fly is an honor and privilege in itself, but we've added a few more incentives to attract more area sponsors to join the program:

Each sponsor will be recognized at a public ceremony before the scheduled flight and present a sponsored flight certificate to the veteran;

Each sponsor will be recognized on the Midwest Airport Fun Days web page and in promotional media before, during and after the event;

Each sponsor will receive a certificate of appreciation from Midwest Airport Fun Days.

Along with the single veteran flight sponsorships, a full-flight sponsorship of five is also available.  Those sponsors that provide a donation of $2,000 for five seats in the aircraft (five veterans or mix of veterans and sponsor riders) will receive the benefits mentioned above PLUS a private session with the B-25 crew touring the aircraft and cockpit prior to the flight.  Will YOU step up and provide a full flight of veterans named for you or your company?

For information on how you can sponsor a veteran, please contact   

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