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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

Monday, August 5, 2013

Boeing "Ultra Hornet" Takes Off on Maiden Flight Today; Second and Third Flights Update

The Aero Experience Exclusive!  Update: Second Day of Flying!

The Boeing F/A-18 "Ultra Hornet" took off on its maiden flight today at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport this morning.  The modified Super Hornet was configured with conformal fuel tanks as part of a year-long development program to enhance the range and weapons capabilities of the aircraft.  Pilots Steve Schmidt and Mike Wallace reported that the aircraft flew as expected and declared the hour-plus functional test flight a success.  More details on the first flight can be found on the HyperScale Forum.  Here are some exclusive photos of the takeoff:

Second Flight Update: "Ultra Hornet" Takes Second Flight Tuesday

Third Flight Update: "Ultra Hornet" Takes Third Flight Tuesday

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