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, October 17, 2016
Columbia Aero Club Holds Annual Fall Fly-In at Sackman Field
By Carmelo Turdo
The Columbia Aero Club held their annual fall fly-in at Sackman Field in Columbia, IL Sunday. The event drew pilots from around the Metro East IL and surrounding areas for a time of fellowship and aviation fun. Some new projects were underway in the hangars, and a few aircraft have changed hands over the years. Members of the 2015 Fly Now! The Movie were there with the starring Pietenpol homebuilt aircraft, and our friends Mark and Elaine Harter took center stage with their beautiful blue and white cabin Waco. Add some cars, motorcycles and food, and you have a great Midwest Aviation event. Here are some views of the day's arrivals:
The Aero Experience thanks the Columbia Aero Club and the Fly Now! the Movie crew for their hospitality.