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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, November 3, 2016

The Aero Experience Presents Review of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 to Missouri Pilots Association St. Louis Chapter

By Carmelo Turdo Aero Experience took our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 on the road Wednesday on the first stop of a speaker series that will extend through next spring.  Our first event was the monthly meeting of the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Pilots Association at the beautiful Quail Creek Golf Club in south St. Louis County.  The setting was ideal for visiting with a friendly, knowledgeable group that would offer their honest feedback and contribute their stories to make the discussion more enjoyable for all.
The evening began with an informal discussion as members gathered in the separate dining area for a delicious dinner of turkey and many sides and desserts. During dinner, photos of a variety of aircraft, exhibits and unique views of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 were shown, and an exhibit of a portion of the equipment used by The Aero Experience was on display.  Following dinner, we took an hour-long photographic journey through the highlights of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  The presentation was designed to illustrate not only the expected areas of airshows and aircraft static displays, but also the company exhibits, workshops, and unique media events that were unique to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  Overall, the members expressed their positive response, and we will continue to make adjustments as we visit other Missouri Pilots Association chapters and other groups in the coming months. Aero Experience thanks Air Associates, home of Alpha Flight Academy, for sponsoring 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 have sponsored 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 have teamed 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 and aviation legend interviews 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. 

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