|By Carmelo Turdo|
|By Leo Cachat|
The Aero Experience coverage features the performances from both the ramp side and the action-packed airshow line from Midwest National Air Center. We then proceeded to Smithville Lake, where we captured the lakeside airshow.
Jesse James Fly-In & Airshow, Midwest National Air Center
Performers included Team Vortex, featuring Brian Correll and Bob Richards flying their solo routines along with their combined routine that includes opposing maneuvers and high- power aerobatics. It was really a treat to see them again a month removed from their performance in Cameron back in late June.
Lee Crouch also took to the sky in his beautiful new red Super Stearman, which really puts out some smoke. He provided us with several nice low passes.
Sam Graves was also back in his beautiful P-40 Warhawk. He showed us what a well maintained WWII fighter could do in skilled hands, including a small glimpse of what it might have looked like at Midway as he brought it down low over Smithville Lake (see next section).
The KC Flight Formation Team performed with 4 RV's, showing us several different formations and the smooth transitions the small RV's can make.
Greg Colyer flew his T-33 "Ace Maker" in a dynamic demonstration showing the speed and grace that the T-33 possesses, making high arching passes and high speed, low passes that awed those in attendance.
The boating community was also able to view the airshow two hours later when the performers launched again from Midwest National Air Center and flew over Smithville Lake. The Aero Experience was there to provide this coverage: