Greetings from The Aero Experience Team


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, January 31, 2017

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Forums and Workshops

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo members, active experimental aircraft builders and pilots attended the forums at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 in large numbers.  According to the EAA's figures, 1050 separate sessions were attended by over 75,000 people during the week.  As seen in the photos in this story, there were opportunities to attend briefings on various aircraft types and piloting skills, and several project aircraft were available for hands-on training.  Excellent examples of experimental aircraft were on display, giving everyone passing through the forums area encouragement to get involved in building their own.    

Monday, January 30, 2017

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016: Seaplane Base and Seaplane Airshow Appearance

Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo Aero Experience coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016, sponsored by Air Associates, continues with a visit to the Seaplane Base on Sunday before opening day and the aerial parade of seaplanes during Monday's airshow.  Most of the aircraft were amphibious, having wheels within the floats attached to conventional aircraft or retracted outside of the hull of the Republic Seabee.  Aircraft with floats include Aviat Husky, Piper Pacer, Piper Super Cub, DeHavilland Beaver and Skyreach Bushcat, among others (the Martin Mars was also there and will be covered separately).  We hope this warms your heart as we work through winter towards another airshow season!