Greetings from The Aero Experience Team

Greetings!



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












Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gateway Jets Provides Aircraft Management Services For St. Louis Aviation Community


By Carmelo Turdo

http://www.gateway-jets.com/





Gateway Jets continues to provide customer-centered aircraft management services to the St. Louis area aviation community. Company President Corey Tomczak and his staff combine professional expertise and personalized service to ensure that their clients acquire and utilize the best aircraft suited to their mission.

Corey Tomczak, President of Gateway Jets
"Our business is to provide a mission-ready, safe, clean aircraft while looking out for our client's best interests," Tomczak told The Aero Experience, noting that this mission statement is posted for all to see on the company's web site, and thus, they are accountable for living up to that standard.  "We take care of the whole operation so that they (aircraft owners) can just arrive and fly knowing that their aircraft is in good hands."  Gateway Jets serves St. Louis Downtown Airport and Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and manages all aspects of the flight operations, including scheduling, cleaning, maintenance inspections and contracts, fueling, crew assignments, FAA regulatory compliance and more.  Aircraft may be stored at the owner's hangar, at the Spirit of St. Louis Aero Charter hangar or in the newly available Gateway Jets hangar at St. Louis Downtown Airport.  

Gateway Jets specializes in the most efficient aircraft in each mission category: Beechcraft Baron, Socata TBM single-engine turboprop, the King Air 90, 200 and 350, as well as the Citation jet series.  Custom management options for other aircraft types are also available.  Here are some views of the St. Louis Downtown Airport facility and aircraft described above:





      












Gateway Jets is ready to help with your aircraft acquisition, crewing and operations management needs.  Contact Gateway Jets today and put your aviation assets in good hands! 

Monday, November 27, 2017

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017: Exhibitor Sampler

By Fred Harl
The Aero Experience will continue our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 in December with a look at some of the exhibitors that populated the grounds during the week. A large swath of the aerospace industry was well represented, from experimental aircraft to space exploration and everything in between. Here we present a sampler of what you will see in future posts.








































Sunday, November 26, 2017

Santa Visits with Children After Landing at Transportation Museum 


By Mark Nankivil and Carmelo Turdo
Santa Claus made an appearance at the National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, landing in a helicopter on the grass near the Orthwein Education and Visitors Center. Santa, Mrs. Claus and an elf flew to the grounds in a Bell Jet  Ranger, provided by Fostaire Helicopters, for this stop on their pre-Christmas Midwest tour while the reindeer are still in training at the North Pole. After landing, the jolly trio greeted the children and their families as they waited in line for a personal visit in the Wabash Caboose. The children and their families gathered well before the 10am arrival, and seemed to enjoy meeting with Santa. He will be back at the museum next Saturday, and he will have some reindeer with him on the following Saturday, December 9.