Monday, July 18, 2016

Sponsor Announcement: Air Associates Sponsors The Aero Experience Coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Fourth Season
The Aero Experience is proud to announce that Air Associates, home of Alpha Flight Academy, will sponsor coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for our fourth season in 2016.  With locations in St. Louis, MO and Olathe, KS, Air Associates provides affordable, leading edge flight training, aircraft maintenance, aircraft rental and other aviation services recognized for excellence by our Midwest Aviation community.  Air Associates has supported The Aero Experience as we have grown as a Midwest Aviation media resource, and we are pleased that they will sponsor team members Carmelo Turdo and Fred Harl at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  We encourage you to click on the sponsor logo above to visit the Air Associates websites for more information on their services and visit them on your next trip to the Midwest.

 The Aero Experience and Air Associates will again team up to provide our unique brand of year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  Our audience looks forward to experiencing America's premier aviation event even in the middle of winter, when we are just hitting our stride.  Reliving the great moments of this momentous 10-day aviation odyssey, including the airshows, exhibitor product reviews, aviation legend interviews and even last year's voyage in the Goodyear Zeppelin Wingfoot One, adds to our regular coverage of Midwest Aviation events throughout the year with team members Mark Nankivil and Leo Cachat.  

 Along with our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 and many other Midwest Aviation events, The Aero Experience will continue to publish monthly feature stories highlighting the people, services and community contributions of Air Associates from their St. Louis, MO and Olathe, KS locations.  We have had the privilege of working with Air Associates to promote Midwest Aviation before they became a sponsor, and we are looking forward to another great year.

The Aero Experience will be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 from July 22-August 1.  Look for our coverage to begin shortly after we return, and join us for another great year of our celebration of Midwest Aviation!      

Saturday, July 16, 2016

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015: Warbirds - World War II Fighters

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience will wrap up our year-round coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015, sponsored by Air Associates, with a series covering the many warbird types seen during our ten days on the grounds.  We will present the warbirds in their eras of service, roughly parallel to the major conflicts, including the Cold War, in which they served.  Most of the aircraft were produced during the covered time period and served in some military capacity in combat or non-combat roles, and others were representative of the type but are replicas or civilian equivalents.    
This final feature will include iconic fighters from the World War II Era: Curtiss P-40, Grumman/GM FM-2 Wildcat, Hawker Sea Fury, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, EAA's Hispano HA-112 (Spanish Bf-109G),  Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero, North American P-51 Mustang, Bob DeFord's experimental full-scale Spitfire Mk.IX replica, Vought F-4U Corsair and Yakovlev Yak-9U.