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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, September 9, 2013

Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo Brings Wide Variety of LSAs, Warbirds and Visiting Aircraft

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil, Fred Harl, Leo Cachat
The Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo, held last weekend at Mount Vernon Outland Airport in central Illinois, not only brought together Light Sport Aircraft dealers and potential buyers but also a great variety of interesting aircraft.  Those who visited the Expo on Saturday were treated to a comprehensive selection of Light Sport Aircraft displayed on the ramp, with many involved in demo flights in full view of the crowd.   Many visitors, from aging veterans to little children, were enthralled by the chugging radial engines of the B-25 "MAID in the SHADE" and that distinct Merlin sound from the Red Nose P-51D Mustang.  Many additional Light Sport Aircraft and other General Aviation Aircraft flew in from around the Midwest.  The Aero Experience team was on hand to bring the experience to our audience, and we continue our coverage with a survey of the aircraft on display and those who flew in for the day.  Special thanks the Airport Manager Chris Collins and his staff and corps of volunteers who made this another successful event.   

The Aero Experience team was all over the ramp:

Light Sport Aircraft manufacturers and dealers were well represented:

The Airport hosts the Veterans Hall of Honor and Museum:

Aircraft flew in from around the Midwest:


Commemorative Air Force B-25 and P-51 flew passengers:

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