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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, July 12, 2011

Trip to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Puts Local Air Museum President Among Giants

Jeremy Cox
The Aero Experience contributor Jeremy Cox, President of the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and Author of St. Louis Aviation (see right column for details), was among giants today as he visited the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum near McMinnville, Oregon.  GIANTS, like the Boeing 747-100 on top of the Water Park, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress heavy bomber from World War II, and of course the largest plane ever constructed - the Hughes-Kaiser HK-1 "Spruce Goose."  The aircraft made one tentative flight on November 2, 1947 with Howard Hughes and David Grant on the cockpit, along with a complement of flight engineers.  Below are a few photos of the HK-1 from Jeremy's visit.  For more information about the Evergreen Aviation & Space museum, please visit  Also visit our local Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum website at

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