Monday, September 26, 2011
There was fun for everyone during the EAA Ford Trimotor tour stop in St. Louis. Thanks go out to the EAA Ford Trimotor team, EAA Chapter 64, the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and all of our visitors! Here is a glimpse of what we experienced this weekend:
The Main Attraction - EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor
Sponsor Tents, Trimotor Souvenirs, Food and T-Shirts
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum
Saturday Night Hangar Dance
Some Aviation Greats Visited and Flew in the Trimotor
Ms Rose Church, McDonnell Aircraft Flight Nurse to the Astronauts
Carl "Chub" Wheeler,99, (left) with Museum Curator Jack Abercrombie
Brian "Brain" Kissinger, Record-Breaking Pilot and Cancer Survivor
Some Unusual Aircraft Entertained Visitors
Nanchang CJ-6A Fly-by
Beech T-34B Mentor Fly-By
Bob McDaniel, Airport Director, Flies His Buckeye Breeze
Parks College Student Pilots Train In Diamond DA-20s
USCG MH-65C Dolphin Rescue Helicopter on Training Mission
Sunday Car Show and Photo Shoot
The Aero Experience flew in the EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor during it's tour stop in St. Louis hosted by the Gateway Chapter 64. The flight took place on Saturday morning, taking off from St. Louis Downtown Airport and touring the St. Louis skyline near the Mississippi River. Special thanks to the EAA Trimotor team, EAA Chapter 64 and the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum for making this flight possible.
EAA Chapter 64 and the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum hosted a successful EAA Ford Trimotor tour event this weekend at St. Louis Downtown Airport. Local area residents flew in EAA's 1929 Ford Trimotor (serial number 69) to view the St. Louis skyline along the Mississippi River. All enjoyed good food, music and plenty of souvenir opportunities. The Aero Experience contributor and museum President Mark Nankivil took these ground and aerial view photos of the Trimotor during the weekend flights:
The Flights Were Staged at Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2, St. Louis Downtown Airport
EAA 1929 Ford Trimotor at Jet Aviation
EAA 64 President Rick Rehg Takes His Flight
Ford Trimotor Pilot Rand Siegfried Waves from the Cockpit
Trimotor Engine Startup
EAA 64, Museum, Airport and Industry Sponsors Contributed to the Successful Event
Trimotor Taxis Out for Takeoff
Trimotor Takes Off In Front of the Airport Tower
Trimotor Effortlessly Lifts Off
Trimotor Passes Over the Museum and Boarding Ramp
Trimotor Passes Over Downtown St. Louis...
...and Past the Gateway Arch...
...Over the Mississippi River...
...and Back for Approach...
...and Smooth Landing