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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May In Missouri: Top Airshow Performers Make Appearances in the Show Me State

Carmelo, Mark, Fred and Leo: The Aero Experience
The Show Me State is in for a month of world-class aviation events in May, and The Aero Experience will be there to bring continuing coverage to our growing audience.  This month, the Missouri cities of Cape Girardeau, St. Louis and Columbia will host top-tier military and civilian airshow performers along with a large variety of static display aircraft.  Among the headliners are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 Demo Team, and warbirds from around the region.   Here are some of the details:

Navy Week St. Louis, May 9-15     

U.S. Navy Announcement:
"During a Navy Week, 75-100 outreach events are coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city," said Lt. Cmdr. Brett Dawson, NAVCO's event planning department head. "We bring in as much of the Navy as we can. The Blue Angels, the Navy Parachute Team, bands, divers, Seabees, EOD teams, crews of ships and submarines that are named after a city or state or have a tie to the area, hometown Sailors, medical personnel, environmental displays, USS Constitution Sailors and equipment, and Navy recruiting assets all have participated in the Navy Week program."

Cape Girardeau Airshow, May 11

2:30 p.m. Gates open
5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
6:00 p.m. Snowbirds Smoke On
Performances by:
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
CF-18 Demonstration
U.S. Army Golden Knights
F-22 and P-51 Heritage Flight
Redline Aerobatic Team

Spirit of St. Louis Airshow and STEM Expo, May 13-15
Performers include:
The Blue Angels
Canadian Forces Snowbirds
B-17G Texas Raiders
B-29 FiFi
CAF MO B25 Mitchell
CAF MO TBM Avenger
Eric Downing AD-5W Skyraider
F4U-5N Corsair
F-22 Raptor
Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet demonstration team
Skip Stewart – Pitts S-2S
Vlado Lenoch – P-51

De Havilland Vampire
Canadian Armed Forces Skyhawks
United States Army Golden Knights
Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet Tac Demo
USN F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Tac Demo
Trojan Phlyers T-28s
BT-13 Vultee ‘Valiant Echoes’
Kansas City Dawn Patrol – 19 planes
JN-4 Curtiss Jenny
MU Pershing Rifles drill team
Salute to the Nation Ceremony with military honored guests

Missouri welcomes you for these and future aviation events.  Check back with The Aero Experience for our comprehensive coverage! 


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