Monday, May 25, 2009

The Aero Experience Team and Purpose

Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest Aviation and aerospace achievement. Our team strives to provide the best original aviation media material from our travels throughout the Midwest USA for the enjoyment of audiences worldwide.   
Please spread the word about The Aero Experience, and check back frequently for more fascinating coverage of Midwest Aviation! 

The Aero Experience provides special coverage of important aviation news stories, such as: Naval Aviation Centennial Heritage Paint Scheme Project, Boeing Advanced Super Hornet Demonstration, Boeing F-15SA test program, FedEx Express Boeing 727 donation to St. Louis Downtown Airport, 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Flight Director Gene Kranz, Year-round coverage EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013-2019, AirVenture Cup Race, Space Museum Grissom Center Grand Opening, regional airshows and countless events that promote Midwest Aviation. 

Mark Nankivil
The Aero Experience provides regular coverage of events and activities produced by our partners and other Midwest Aviation groups.

The Aero Experience provides specialty services such as air-to-air photography, aircraft sales media and promotional materials.

The Aero Experience has co-sponsored or made major contributions to significant regional events and media projects:

Midwest Airport Fun Days 2014 at St. Louis Downtown Airport 

HEC-TV special, Explore! Flying, October 2014

HEC-TV Special, Impact: Honor Flight for 92 Year Old Veteran, Tom Mohan, November 2014

Fly Now! The Movie, October 2015

NIFA Safecon Region 6 St. Louis University Parks College Flying Billikens, October 2015

Fly Now! 2015 book and feature film, December 2015

HEC-TV Special, The Science Behind Aviation, April 2017

International Space Development Conference, St. Louis, MO, May 2017

Fred Harl
Additionally, photography and aviation news coverage from The Aero Experience has appeared in: Aviation Week, World Airshow News, Mentor Monitor Magazine, Skyways Magazine, Aviation News Journal Magazine, Arabian Aerospace Magazine, Missouri Aviation Historical Society Middle Marker Newsletter, 330th Bomb Group Association newsletter, Sun'n Fun 2015 Program, Midwest LSA Expo 2015 Program, GT Propellers Multi-Mission Propellers brochure, EAA Chapter 64 The Flying Wire newsletter, Alton, IL Telegraph, Farmington, MO Daily Journal, ICAS 2016-2019 performer materials and many industry websites and social media pages.

The Aero Experience provides guest speakers for local and regional group meetings and events. 

The Aero Experience offers treasure hunting services for locating historic items at your airport or other properties.  Items found make a great lobby display!

Awards and Recognition:
September 2013: Contributor Leo Cachat wins the  Aeroshell Photo Contest

December 2013: Certificate of Appreciation from Mount Vernon Airport, IL

2014-2016: Certificate of Recognition from Missouri Pilots Association, St. Louis Chapter

June 2016: Missouri Pilots Association Media Award 

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The Aero Experience Partners:
Elite Aviation
Big River Aviation
Gateway Jets
JetValues Jeremy
Air Associates of Kansas
Patrick McAlee Airshows -ExtremeFlight 

Testimonials for the The Aero Experience:
"Air Associates of Missouri and Air Associates of Kansas are proud to sponsor The Aero Experience at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013 - 2016."  Air Associates

"Prompt, thorough and polite, Carmelo is a delight to work with. He is a motivated self-starter with a passion for learning new ways to succeed in today's marketplace. I look forward to watching his next projects unfold."  
Bronwyn Voth, Owner of Bronwyn Voth Digital Marketing Communications

"Gateway Jets and I pass on a Sincere Thank You to Carmelo and The Aero Experience for some great company and outstanding coverage of our expansion and open house. The pictures look phenomenal and the 3 part series covers our operations and philosophy perfectly."  Corey Tomczak, President of Gateway Jets

"St. Louis is a great aviation town with a rich history. I feel that there are a vast amount of activities missed because the word didn't get out, which is why I am very thankful to The Aero Experience team for their efforts to promote Midwest aviation. I like to joke that I can't afford a nice camera, so I have to take Carmelo with me. The truth is, I like Carmelo and what The Aero Experience does for the aviation community." Paul Voorhees, Owner of Big River Aviation

"Carmelo really has a talent of capturing cool pics. We are lucky to have him in our area!" Bob Hamilton, Pitts Special Competition Pilot 

Revised December, 2019

Canadian Forces CF-18 Hornet at Salute to Veterans Corporation Airshow, May 22, 2009

A-10 Thunderbolt II at Salute to Veterans Corporation Airshow, May 22, 2009

Rod Hightower's Stearman at Salute to Veterans Corporation Airshow, May 22, 2009

P-38 "Ruff Stuff" at Salute to Veterans Corporation Airshow May 22, 2009