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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 11, 2016

Flying Dutchmen Airport Fall Chili Fly-In a Seasonal Favorite

By Mark Nankivil
It was time again Sunday for another Chili Fly-In at Flying Dutchmen Airport and the weather this year was simply spectacular, as was the chili. Turn out was nice, with a wide variety of aircraft dropping in, including Mark Schuler's Nanchang CJ-6A, Bruce Ballew's Pitts S2B and Mark & Elaine Harter's 1937 WACO YKS-7.  A number of other types included RVs, Colts, Cessnas, Cubs and Luscombes and the Pietenpol Air Camper featured in the movie, Fly Now!  This scribe was very happy to see Carol Bell with her recently restored 1941 Piper J-3 Cub - the Cub looked great in the afternoon sun.  It was easy to fill up on Chili and grilled hot dogs while talking to friends and enjoying the fine Fall day.  The property on which the Flying Dutchmen Airport is located is up for sale, so moments like this are to be treasured and enjoyed.  Here are some views of the day's activities: 

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