|By Carmelo Turdo|
"The Aero Experience Team is honored to be part of the Fly Now! book and movie projects," said The Aero Experience Founder Carmelo Turdo during the event. "It is great to have the whole team here today with Brian Kissinger to launch the book after working all year to gather photos for our aviation feature stories. It has been an awesome year, and we look forward to an even better one in 2016." The Aero Experience Team often works in pairs to cover the most territory, and having all team members together for an event signifies an important occasion! It also poses a dilemma by having the photographers as the subjects rather than behind the camera. In this case, Ellen Cachat ably stepped in to capture the moment in the following photos:
(L-R) Gary Austen, Leo Cachat, Fred Harl, Mark Nankivil, Carmelo Turdo
and Brian K. Kissinger
Author Brian K. Kissinger presented the group with a cake to celebrate the event, and Santa Clause made a guest appearance (Carmelo Turdo photos):
Special thanks to Ideal Aviation, the FBO and museum neighbor on the West Ramp of St. Louis Downtown Airport, for sponsoring refreshments for the event.