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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, December 1, 2016

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Boeing Centennial Plaza - U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Centennial

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo Coast Guard Aviation celebrated it's 100th birthday in events across the nation this year, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.  The Coast Guard Aviation Centennial celebration was in full view throughout the week as the brightly colored aircraft assembled in Boeing Centennial Plaza.  The photos below follow the daily activities roughly in order from arrival to departure, including the midweek rain shower.  Aircraft featured include the EADS HC-144A Ocean Sentry from CGAS Mobile, AL; MH-65D Dolphin from CGAS Traverse City, MI; Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk from CGAS Cape Cod, MA; a privately-owned, former U.S. Coast Guard Grumman HU-16 Albatross; and a Lockheed Martin HC-130J Super Hercules from CGAS Elizabeth City, NC.     

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