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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Thursday, July 24, 2014

International Cessna 170 Association Holds Convention at Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis

By Carmelo Turdo
The International Cessna 170 Association is holding it annual convention this week at Creve Coeur Airport near St. Louis, MO.  As of June 2013, there were over 1200 members with 960 Cessna 170s.  The Cessna 170 is a stretched, 4-seat development of the Cessna 140, and the aircraft with fabric-covered wings debuted in February of 1948.  Later in 1948, the all-metal Cessna 170A became the standard model through 1951, and the Cessna 170B with new flaps was produced between 1952 and 1956 up to the introduction of the new Cessna 172.   

During the week, several dozen Cessna 170 pilots will participate in formation flights, flour bombing competitions and other flying activities.  The aircraft are on display on the grass taxiway near the runway intersection between flights, and we have some views of today's lineup:

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