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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

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Gives Link D-4 Trainer a Workout

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum is making great progress in the restoration of its British Link D-4 instrument trainer.  The museum, located in historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport, has been restoring this early 1950s vintage equipment for a few years, and today technicians Doug Bent and Mike Scruggs tested the instruments and recent electrical system repairs.  The museum has this working D-4 trainer, as well as two additional older model 1940s Link trainers under restoration.  For more information, visit the museum's web site:  Also, the St. Louis Post Dispatch has published an article at

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