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, June 30, 2020

June 2020 General Aviation (and More!) Survey


By Carmelo Turdo and Fred Harl
The Aero Experience looks back on June 2020 with this General Aviation (and More!) Survey. Here we present a collection of the general aviation and other aircraft we encountered during our visits to cover stories at Creve Coeur Airport and Farmington, MO Regional Airport. We hope that you will enjoy this photo essay, and we look forward to more activity as general aviation makes a strong recovery in the near future.

Creve Coeur, MO Airport

















































Farmington, MO Regional Airport





Monday, June 29, 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: Warbirds - Cessna and Beechcraft Twins

The Aero Experience continues our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation, with this look at two classic twins. The first example, a 1943 UC-78C light personnel transport, is named Class of '43 and is regularly featured in our warbirds coverage. The second aircraft, a Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan named Tantalizing Takeoff, is a bombardier trainer version of the multi-role Beech Model 18 series. Both types gave valuable service in support of the Allied Forces during World War II, and many served in post-war secondary military service missions and in civilian training and transport roles for decades thereafter.