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
Friday, June 30, 2017
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Vintage Aircraft - Spartan Executive
Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience concludes our year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, sponsored by Air Associates, with this look at the gathering of Spartan Executives in the Vintage Area. Eight of the twenty remaining aircraft of this type were on display, the largest gathering of Spartan Executives known since six were at the Tulsa, OK factory in 1937. Thirty-four of these aircraft were produced from 1936-1940. They were an advanced all-metal monoplane design, and as such were expensive and owned almost exclusively by oil company executives at the time. We hope you enjoyed our fourth year of covering EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and check back for more great Midwest Aviation coverage in the second half 2017!