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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

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Aviation Groups Gather at First Missouri Aviation Historical Society Meeting of 2018

By Carmelo Turdo
St. Louis area aviation groups  gathered together to share their aspirations and projects planned for 2018 at the first Missouri Aviation Historical Society meeting of the year on Thursday at Creve Coeur Airport.  In  a spirit of great cooperation, representatives of each group briefed the members and guests on their core missions and proposed event schedules for the coming year.  More importantly, each presenter noted the necessity for teamwork among the area aviation groups in an effort to make a positive impact on our region and state of Missouri.  The Aero Experience will participate in many ways to make 2018 a great year for Midwest Aviation with these excellent partners.   Check the links below for each group, and look for our event coverage and stories featuring their contributions in the coming year.

Carmelo Turdo, The Aero Experience

Mark Nankivil, Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum

Bob Dowgwillow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Mel Keith, Army Aviation Heritage Foundation

Bruce Scheidhauer, Boeing St. Louis History Council

Bob Lawrence, Commemorative Air Force MO Wing

Larry Corbin, Civil Air Patrol Gateway Squadron

CDR James Wong, Defense Contract Management Agency

Brian Lorenz, Fair St. Louis Airshow

Roger Mollman, Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association

Al Stix, Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum

Dan O'Hara and Gary Liming, Missouri Aviation Historical Society

Christian Greer, St. Louis Science Center

Earl Robb, The Space Museum Bonne Terre, MO

Phil Bissonnette, Spirit of St. Louis Airshow and STEM Expo

Rena Schergen, Association of St. Louis Archivists

Daniel Gonzales, St. Louis Regional Historical Societies

Lee Rottman, National Museum of Transportation

Phil Liming, TriStar Experience

Students from the UMSL Transportation Club

A special attendance prize, a Navy Jack that was flown aboard a Boeing EA-18G Growler over St. Louis on December 14, 2017, was presented to the winner, Lee Rottman, by Commander James Wong and Captain Paul Filardi.

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