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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

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wings Over Whiteman Has Stealthy Surprise Following Day-Long Aerial Delights

By Carmelo Turdo
Wings Over Whiteman again proved itself to be a Midwest hub of aerial entertainment, featuring top civilian and military performers and an asset only Whiteman AFB in western Missouri can provide: the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.  Airshow organizers wove together a series of dazzling exhibitions in the air and on the ground, emphasizing Big Iron like the C-17, C-5, RC-135, C-130, B-52, B-1B and of course, the B-2.  Warbirds were in great supply, including a Boeing (Stearman) A75 Kaydet, PV-2 Harpoon, Douglas A-26 and Fairchild PT-23.  Performing in the airshow were P-51D Mustang "Gunfighter," Vought Corsair, Aerostars, Mig-17, Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter, Team RV, Red Steel Jet Team, Trojan Phlyers, Herb and Ditto, and headliner U.S. Army Golden Knights Black Team.  

Special thanks to Lt. Savage and the Whiteman Public Affairs team for arranging access for The Aero Experience to fly with the U.S. Army Golden Knights and photograph the airshow.  Here is an overview of the airshow, and future posts will focus on individual performers.
The U.S. Army Golden Knights

Trojan Phlyers

Herb and Ditto

Mig-17 Fresco

Valiant Echoes BT-13

P-51D Mustang "Gunfighter"

Mil Mi-24 Hind

A-10 Four-Ship


Team RV

B-2 Spirit Pass, Approach, Landing and Taxi In

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