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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

Monday, October 23, 2017

Visit to Washington, MO Regional Airport

By Carmelo Turdo
 Washington Regional Airport is located in southern Warren County and is owned by the City of Washington, MO.  The fixed base operator is Washington Aviation, Inc.  Airport Manager Kevin Hellmann and his staff members will make sure that your aviation service needs are well met.  

The airport offers a 5,000'x75' paved runway, and the recently renovated terminal provides plenty of room for flight planning, eating meals and relaxing between flights.  Washington Regional Airport hosts over 30 aircraft and averages over 40,000 gallons of fuel sold annually.  Hangar space, maintenance personnel, flight training, courtesy car and 100LL/Jet A fuels are available.  According to the Missouri Department of Transportation 2012 Economic Impact Study, the airport provides a total impact of 12 jobs, $300,000 payroll and $1.5 million economic output. 

Washington Regional Airport is host to a variety of aircraft.  Among them are general aviation, experimental, warbird and aerobatic aircraft.  One of the aircraft, a Pitts Special named the Blue Demon, is flown by ExtremeFlight airshow performer Patrick McAlee in airshows throughout the Midwest.   During a recent visit, we saw several aircraft, including helicopters, conducting training flights around the airport.  

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