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Blue skies,

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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Salem-Leckrone Airport Holds First Annual Airport Day

By Carmelo Turdo
Salem-Leckrone Airport held the First Annual Airport Day yesterday on what became a perfect autumn Sunday.  This Midwest community airport, featured in a previous series of stories when hosting the Salem Aerobatic Contest, invited the public and aviators from other nearby airports to share the joy of flight.  A steady stream of visitors learned about the airport's services and talked with the pilots of a variety of aircraft on static display.  Here are some highlights of the day: 

Kevin Kegin, from the airport's FBO, displayed his AT-6D Texan and Piper Cub and took The Aero Experience along on a flight around Salem, IL before the event began.

Visitors, including the Lewis & Clark Council Boy Scouts, checked out the variety of aircraft on static display and occasional fly-bys after the aircraft took off for their home airports:

The airport staff offered flights in their newly-acquired Cessna 172 for a small fee, and one of the Boy Scouts won a ride as well.

The Aero Experience thanks Salem-Leckrone Airport staff and all who hosted the event for their hospitality.  Check back soon for more stories from the First Annual Airport Day this week. 

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