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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, April 9, 2013

St. Louis Downtown Airport Hosts Annual Youth Gateway to Aviation Day

By Carmelo Turdo
St. Louis Downtown Airport hosted the annual Youth Gateway to Aviation Day Saturday sponsored by EAA Chapter 64, the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology (of St. Louis University), the Boeing Company, Wicks Aircraft and Motorsports and other aviation service providers.  The event provided aviation career education to hundreds of Aviation Explorers, including Young Eagle Flights with EAA Chapter 64, flight simulator activities at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum at historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2, and information booths at the Parks College hangar.  About 85 Explorers were flown before high winds curtailed flying activities.  Thanks to all participants!

Here are some views of the day's activities:



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