Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


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, September 20, 2011

The Aero Experience Visits the Air Combat Museum in Springfield, IL

The Aero Experience recently visited the Air Combat Museum at Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL.  The Museum, sponsored by George Alarm Company, contains flying aircraft owned by Founder/President Mike George and cared for by Paul Voorhees, Director of Maintenance.  Below is a brief view of the aircraft and memorabilia on display, and detailed photo essays on each will be coming soon.  The Aero Experience would like to thank Mike George and Paul Voorhees for allowing access to the aircraft during our visit.

Overview of Aircraft on Display

1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR (PT-22 Recruit)

1943 Taylorcraft DCO-65 (L-2M Grasshopper)

1966 Aero Commander 500U

1996 Extra EA-300L

1945 North American P-51D Mustang "Worry Bird"

Chance-Vought F-4U-5N Corsair "Flying Nightmares"

Northrop SD-1 (No.1 Built)

Models and Memorabilia

Other Vehicles

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