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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, August 28, 2018

Coles County Airport Airshow 2018: Tucano and Microjet

By Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience continues our coverage of the 2018 Coles County Airport Airshow with a look at two performers who flew alternating passes during the show: Lee Leet in his Short Tucano and L.D. Jeffries in his FLS Microjet, Lil Devil. We enjoyed visiting with Lee Leet, L.D. Jeffries and Kelly Jeffries, and much of our coverage here is from behind the scenes on the hot ramp. The Shorts Tucano is a license-built model of the Embraer Tucano trainer, used by the RAF and several other nations over the last twenty years. The FLS Microjet, a modern incarnation of the BD-5J, has seen a resurgence in recent years on the airshow circuit and for missile simulation for the U.S. Department of Defense. We thank Lee Leet, L.D. Jeffries, Kelly Jeffries and Coles County Memorial Airport for their hospitality.  

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