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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

Friday, May 22, 2015

27th Annual Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Celebration and Airshow Brings International Flavor, Midwest Hospitality to Mid Missouri

By Carmelo Turdo
The Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Airshow will begin tomorrow at Columbia, Missouri Regional Airport in the heart of the Midwest.  This 27th annual event will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431st Aerial Demonstration Squadron) for the second year in succession and a new influx of U.S. military aircraft including the U.S. Army Golden Knights, USMC MV-22 Osprey Demonstration, USN Super Hornet Demonstration, and USAF C-17 and A-10 static displays.  A significant collection of warbirds also will be on display, including the B-25 "Show Me" from the MO Commemorative Air Force, a rare PV-2 Harpoon from Warbird Warriors Foundation, and performances by Greg Colyer's T-33 Ace Maker, T-28s from the Trojan Phlyers, and Michael Kennedy's BT-13 Valiant Echoes.  Here is a preview from today's arrivals and orientation performances, with a great aero experience from Ace Maker Greg Colyer flying with the Canadian Forces Snowbirds today.

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