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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

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Summer Fly-In Next Weekend

By Carmelo Turdo
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will hold its summer fly-in June 15 at historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar 2, St. Louis Downtown Airport.  The event will feature special exhibits at the museum, including a restored F-4 Phantom II cockpit,  F-4 cockpit simulator, working 1940s Link Trainers, recently restored McDonnell Aircraft factory electric cart once used by company founder James S. McDonnell to drive President John F. Kennedy around the plant, a rare Meyers OTW biplane, and a Lockheed Jetstar once owned by Howard Hughes, among others.  Visiting aircraft and exhibits will include training aircraft from local flight schools, classic aircraft from the early years of aviation and general aviation and light sport aircraft from neighboring communities.  St. Louis Flight Simulator will provide multi-screen flight simulators, and St. Louis Biplane Rides will offer flights in a beautifully restored 1941 Waco UPF-7.  Here are some of the sights you will see when you visit next weekend (visit for the latest updates):

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum welcomes you

Lockheed Jetstar once owned by Howard Hughes

F-4 Phantom II cockpit and 1940s Link Trainers

Restored F-4 Phantom II cockpit

F-4 Phantom II cockpit simulator

McDonnell Aircraft factory cart

Missile exhibit

1941 Meyers OTW once owned by Nikki Caplan

Briegleb BG-6 World War II training glider

Standard Austria Glider

1932 Kinner radial engine cutaway demonstrator

St. Louis Flight Simulator

Cessna 152 from St. Louis Flight Training

Cessna 162 Skycatcher from Air Associates of Missouri

St. Louis Biplane Rides 1941 Waco UPF-7

Mike Scimone's Siai-Marchetti SF.260 from Creve Couer Airport


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