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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

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Aero Experience Road Trip: Illinois Aviation Monuments Feature Military Aircraft

By Carmelo Turdo
Today's Midwest Aviation road trip takes us to Metro East Illinois, just across the river from St. Louis.  Three monuments featuring retired military aircraft were on the itinerary, and we have included several photos of each below.  The Aero Experience is a strong supporter of our military service members, and we are gratified to find and illustrate public monuments that represent the gratitude shown to them by our Midwest communities. Today, Edwardsville, East Alton and Granite City Illinois are featured in this monumental photo essay:

Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community Park: LTV A-7E Corsair II s/n 159303


St. Louis Regional Airport, East Alton: F-4C Phantom II s/n 63-0491

Wilson Park, Granite City: Republic/GM F-84F Thunderstreak s/n 51-9451

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