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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fair St. Louis Stages From St. Louis Downtown Airport for Independence Day Airshow

By Carmelo Turdo 
Fair St. Louis featured afternoon and evening airshows on Independence Day, bringing back the tradition after a four-year absence due to construction at the Gateway Arch grounds. The Aero Experience visited the staging site, Ideal Aviation at St. Louis Downtown Airport, again Wednesday to capture the preparation and recovery of the aircraft featured in the airshows. Here we present a selection of the airshow performers, all of whom are top-tier entertainers known throughout the world. We thank Ideal Aviation, Fair St. Louis and the performers for their hospitality as we covered the airshow this week.

During our early morning visit to the Ideal Aviation hangar, we found Rob Holland's custom MXS-RH, Matt Younkin's Beech 18 and Bob Carlton's Super Salto jet sailplane:

The afternoon airshow featured:

Vertigo Airshows, with Bob Carlton flying the Super Salto jet sailplane:

Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows, with Rob Holland flying his custom MXS-RH: 

Ace Maker Airshows East Coast Team with Shaun "Buzz" Roessner flying the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star:

Younkin Airshows with Matt Younkin flying the Beech 18:

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team flying their North American Texans:

The Aero Experience will resume our coverage of the Fair St. Louis airshow in the near future. Check back again often as we continue our coverage of Midwest Aviation!

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