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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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

27th Annual Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Celebration and Airshow Features Top Civilian and Military Aircraft, Part One: Friday Arrivals

By Mark Nankivil 27th Annual Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Celebration and Airshow at Columbia, MO Regional Airport honored fallen veterans last weekend by providing a variety of military and formerly military aircraft for public display and airshow performances lasting most of the day.  The Aero Experience Team was at Columbia, MO Regional Airport Friday-Sunday to bring the highlights to our audience.  
Part One of this series features the sights from Friday, the setup day and airshow given exclusively for military veterans.   Highlights include static display aircraft; arrival of the Curtiss Jenny replica and Missouri Commemorative Air Force B-25 Mitchell and TBM Avenger; and airshow performances by the U.S. Army Golden KnightsU.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey, U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet, Greg Colyer in the T-33 Ace Maker, Michael Kennedy in the BT-13 Valiant Echoes, and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.


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