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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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fly Now! The Movie Crew Goes to Sun'n Fun: From Flying to Driving

By Carmelo Turdo Fly Now! The Movie crew was in Lakeland, FL last month for the annual Sun'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo to kick off production of the reality aviation documentary due for release later this year.  The original plan was for Executive Producer Brian Kissinger to fly the main character, a Pietenpol Air Camper, from St. Louis Downtown Airport to Lakeland with ground crew following to each airport recovery along the way.  The reality of rain at the airport and along the entire route put an end to that plan, and so a purely driving Plan B was put into action for the rest of the journey.

The Fly Now! The Movie crew gathered at Ideal Aviation on the west ramp of St. Louis Downtown Airport where the Pietenpol was hangared, early on April 19.  During a lull in the weather, the plane was flown back to its home at Sackman Airport and the caravan began the road trip by mid morning.  The adventures of the trip will be chronicled in future stories, but here are some views of the crew prior to leaving St. Louis and a special surprise viewed later in the day!


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