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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

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo Brings Light Sport Aircraft Market to Mount Vernon Outland Airport

Mark Nankivil, MVN Airport Mgr. 
Chris Collins, Jack Nankivil

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil, Fred Harl, Leo Cachat

Day three of the Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo, held today at Mount Vernon Outland Airport in central Illinois, offered a variety of aviation activities for visitors of all ages.  The B-25 Mitchell, "MAID in the SHADE," and P-51D Mustang, "Red Nose," delighted the crowds when they took off and flew passengers around the area.  2 Fly Babies, vintage home-built aircraft, arrived together mid-morning, and Light Sport Aircraft and rotorcraft from the major manufacturers were on display throughout the day.  Visiting aircraft lined the ramp, and the smell of lunch cooking at Wilkey's Airport Café wafted throughout the terminal.  Exhibitors displayed their products and gave expert instruction on aircraft construction and maintenance techniques.  The Aero Experience team was on hand to report on the day's activities, and a survey of the day is presented here.  Future posts will focus specific aircraft types.  Here are some views of the day's activities:

Warbirds: B-25 "MAID In the SHADE" and P-51D Mustang "Red Nose"

Bowers Fly-Babies on Display

Gyrocopters and Mosquito XE Turbine Helicopter

Light Sport Aircraft from all Major Manufacturers

Our Friend Scott Wick Was Available With Top-Notch Aviation Supplies


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