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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Calling All Warbirds: Former Military Aircraft Needed to Honor Veterans at May Event

Announcement from our friend Chris Collins, Mount Vernon Outland Airport Manager:

Mt. Vernon Outland Airport, Mt. Vernon, Illinois (KMVN) invites all area aviators to the Balloons Over Mt. Vernon Veterans Fly-in on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Nestled in between Friday and Saturday night balloon glows will be an aviation themed day that features EAA Young Eagle Flights, Warbird, Classic/Antique,and Experimental Aircraft Displays, and U.S. Military Aircraft. Veterans of all conflicts will be honored, but the event’s signature afternoon Veteran’s Salute will focus on Vietnam Veterans. The AC-47 Gunship “Spooky” and other Vietnam-era warbirds will provide a great background for the Salute. The day also features a pancake breakfast, car show, and community displays.  Visit or for more information.
Event organizers are looking for Warbird and Classic/Antique Aircraft displays.  Please contact Chris Collins at (618) 315-5462 or via e-mail at if you can help.

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