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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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Salute to Veterans Airshow Honors Heroes, Keeps Eyes to the Skies 

By Carmelo Turdo
The 29th Annual Memorial Day Salute to Veterans Airshow is ready to take to the skies this weekend at Columbia Regional Airport in central Missouri.  This Midwest Aviation event is more than an airshow, it is a community's way of honoring America's veterans from all conflicts and branches of service. Today, as in previous years on the Friday preceding Memorial Day, local veterans were treated to a private airshow featuring U.S. and Canadian military forces along with civilian performers from around the country.  The Aero Experience was there to capture this preview of the weekend's activities, and we encourage our audience to salute America's Midwest veterans and experience these top-flight aerial performances.


The performers flying today included:

U.S. Army Special Operations "Black Daggers"

Canadian Armed Forces "Skyhawks"

Canadian Forces CF-18 Demo Team

U.S. Navy Super Hornet Demo Team

Greg Colyer Flying T-33 Ace Maker II

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