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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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Greenville Airstravaganza Keeps Community In Touch With Aviation, Part 2

By Carmelo Turdo
The Greenville Airstravaganza, a favorite Midwest Aviation fall fly-in, was held October 4 at Greenville Airport in central Illinois.  The event is more than a fly-in - it is a family-friendly, community gathering with fun activities, good food and of course aviation!  Organized by the Greenville Pilots Association and the Greenville Airport Authority, the annual Airstravaganza provides the opportunity for local residents to experience aviation first-hand by visiting with pilots, touring display aircraft, flying a flight simulator and taking helicopter and airplane rides.  Aerial demonstrations by agricultural aircraft and the Texas Twisters, a formation flight team of six Beechcraft T-34 warbird trainers, kept everyone's eyes to the skies. 

Thanks to the hospitality of the event staff, The Aero Experience was on hand to bring the excitement to our audience.  Here are more scenes from Saturday's activities!
Inside the main hangar, the Greenville Optimist Club provided food and local RC aircraft flying clubs displayed their aircraft 

The Gateway Skydiving Center staged a tandem jump from their Cessna 182

Visiting medical helicopters and locally-based general aviation and World War II Era aircraft were on display for visitors to enjoy


The Bond County Antique Machinery Club and private owners brought their military vehicles and farm machinery for display

Visitors experienced flights in Robinson R44 helicopter, Cessna 172 and Waco UPF-7

A crop spraying demonstration was given in Steve Ruark's Air Tractor AT-502

The Texas Twisters T-34 Mentor Flight Team performed formation passes

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