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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Little Egypt Fly-In at Mount Vernon Outland Airport Brings Variety of Aircraft

This year's Little Egypt Fly-In at Mount Vernon Outland Airport featured a variety of aircraft from around the central Illinois area.  Along with Young Eagle flights, helicopter and Waco rides, there were RC aircraft, military uniforms and farm tractor displays as well.  Special thanks to Airport Manager Chris Collins and his staff for making this yet another successful Mount Vernon event.  Here are some scenes from Saturday:

Mount Vernon Outland Airport Memorials and In-House Services

Mount Vernon Outland Airport Main Sign

Memorial flag pole near main terminal

Earl E. Outland Memorial at the base of the flag pole

Newly dedicated Jefferson County Heroes Memorial

Stanley V. Koziara Terminal dedication

Colorful Wilkey's Cafe Sign

Wilkey's Cafe features large RC aircraft hanging from the ceiling

Hall of Honor displays biographies of local aviation heroes

Uniform displays were set up outside along the ramp

Tractors on Display Spanned Many Decades 

Rend Lake RC Club Aircraft Display

Mark Harper's Modellbau Tornado turbine-powered RC model aircraft

Cliff Christensen's Super Stearman RC model aircraft

Cliff Christensen explains the components of the Super Stearman

Tom Duncan Shows of his F-9F Panther turbine-powered RC model aircraft

EAA Young Eagle Flights Were Given By Chapter 1155

A Variety of Aircraft Were on Display

Ozark Airlines Museum 1941 C-47

1947 415-CD Ercoupe

Bill Hammond's Eagle

Magni M-16

Steve Watts' Quicksilver ultralight

Ramp full of aircraft based in Mount Vernon, IL

RV homebuilt aircraft provide colorful displays

Sikorski S-61N owned by Construction Helicopters

Sanford Williams' North American SNJ-5 Texan

Greg Vallero's 1944 North American AT-6F Texan

Joe Wapelhorst's Beech A45 (T-34) Mentor

Irwin Reeb's 1948 Luscombe T-8F

Mark Harter's 1937 Waco YKS-7

AT-6F, SNJ-5, T-34B and RVs Fly in Formation

Robinson R-44 Helicopter Rides Were Available

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