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!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Look Back on the Aviation Cadet Museum at Silver Wings Airfield
By Mark Nankivil
The Aero Experience visited the Aviation Cadet Museum at Silver Wings Field in Eureka Springs, AR during our Midwest Museum Tour in 2014. Along with a great air park, the museum features exhibits illustrating the journey to becoming a pilot from the childhood dream to training to trying out actual aircraft cockpits. One can sit in the cockpit of the F-105 Wild Weasel and Convair T-29 (as did Jack Nankivil), and play "AeroBall" in the airborne soccer simulator. Check it out when you are in northern Arkansas.