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Blue skies,

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pitts Special S-1C Adds Flair to Memorial Day Commemoration

By Carmelo Turdo
This year's Memorial Day Commemoration in Hecker, IL featured a variety of aircraft participating in the aerial salute to our nation's veterans.  One of those aircraft, a Pitts Special S-1C flown by Mr. Robert Hamilton, certainly was noticeable amid the more conventional general aviation aircraft passing over St. Augustine Cemetery yesterday.  The Aero Experience captured these views of the Pitts Special from the Cessna 172 photo ship on the flight from Sparta Community Airport to Hecker before heading back to St. Louis Downtown Airport:

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