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
Monday, March 28, 2016
Vintage Aircraft: Looking Back on the Antique Airplane Association 2015 Fly-In, Part 2
By Fred Harl
The Aero Experience was again part of the celebration of vintage aircraft at the 2015 Antique Airplane Association Fly-In at Antique Airfield near Blakesburg, IA. The annual summer event attracts a wide variety of vintage aircraft, many of which carry an impressive pedigree. We saw a great mix of vintage aircraft that included the iconicSt. Louis Robin, which set endurance record of over 420 hours in 1929 through the use of primitive aerial refueling. Also present were Ryan SCW-145, Meyers OTW, Boeing Stearman, and a selection of Stinson, Piper Cub, Fairchild, Beechcraft and Cessna classics.
Here is a closer look at the beautiful Aeronca, Beech and Bellanca machines that graced Antique Airfield.