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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

Monday, September 26, 2011

EAA 64 and The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Host Successful Ford Trimotor Tour Event

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 

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