Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tracon Education Program Held at Creve Coeur Airport

By Carmelo Turdo
The Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association (GSLFIA) hosted an FAA Wings Program session, "Gateway" St. Louis TRACON 2.0, at Creve Coeur Airport Tuesday evening. STL TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility) Controller Pete Seddon returned to provide an interactive, scenario-based discussion covering common issues facing controllers and pilots as they work together to safely navigate U.S. airspace. 

Seddon, also a pilot, framed each scenario from the controller's point of view and then led the discussion on the recommended pilot response for a successful outcome. Topics of discussion included navigating through each class of airspace, emergency declarations, severe weather operations, controller hand-offs, flight following and ADS-B limitations. 

Here we include some views of the session and GSLFIA President, Keith Mueller.



Monday, December 5, 2022

Holiday Cheer Soars at Piston Aviation

By Carmelo Turdo
Joy was in the air at the Piston Aviation holiday party Saturday at Creve Coeur Airport. The Piston Aviation hangar is always a fun place to visit, and the festive decorations and sweet treats added to the holiday cheer. 
The upstairs game room and theater was a popular spot, and the multi-screen flight simulator saw a lot of action as well. Airport regulars and first-time visitors checked out the fleet aircraft, and ten Discovery Fliers (eight flights) took place in the Bristell LSA and Beech Musketeer throughout the day. 

Along with being a fun place to visit, Piston Aviation provides custom flight training programs with a diverse fleet of aircraft to fit your schedule and budget. They also support the Gateway Youth Aeronautical Foundation as they inspire the next generation to discover the world of aviation through STEM activities and introduction to flight programs. Contact Piston Aviation today for more information on their current flight training and financing packages.










































Thursday, December 1, 2022

November General Aviation (and More!) Survey


By The Aero Experience Team

The Aero Experience looks back on the month of November in this General Aviation (and More!) Survey. Here we present a variety of aircraft types encountered during our visits to airports while covering stories from around the Midwest. We hope you enjoy this review of our aviation community!

Creve Coeur Airport, Maryland Heights, MO












































St. Louis Downtown Airport, Cahokia Heights, IL




































Spirit of St. Louis Airport, Chesterfield, MO