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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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sightings: Marine Super Stallion Makes Stop at St. Louis Downtown Airport

By Carmelo Turdo
Earlier this month a U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion stopped at St. Louis Downtown Airport on its way back to its base in the northeast.  The weather closed in, and shortly after takeoff it returned to wait out the storms another day.  The crew was very courteous, but strictly business, as they prepared to fly another leg of the cross-country fight.  The Marines will be retiring the CH-53E models and will receive new CH-53Ks in the coming years.  In the mean time, the Super Stallions are aging quickly under the strain of combat, and replacements will be a welcome site, maybe on the next visit!  Special thanks to the crew and Jet Aviation for another unique aero experience.


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