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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!

Blue skies,

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

Friday, October 28, 2016

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Bill Barber Award Goes to Manfred Radius

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 continued the tradition of presenting the World Airshow News Bill Barber Award for Showmanship on Tuesday evening in the Theater in the Woods.  The 2016 awardee was Manfred Radius, known for his sailplane aerobatic performances during day and night airshows.  Radius, a native of Germany who now lives in Canada, has competed in international sailplane aerobatic meets and performs in his Salto aircraft.  He is also a sailplane instructor and skydiver.  
Traditionally, former Bill Barber Award winners gather to welcome the year's awardee at the presentation ceremony.  This year, fellow sailplane performer and 2015 winner Bob Carlton presented the award to Manfred Radius, and former winners gathered for a group photo.

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