|By Carmelo Turdo|
The Greenville Airstravaganza, a favorite Midwest Aviation fall fly-in, was held October 6 at Greenville Municipal Airport in central Illinois. The event is more than a fly-in - it is a family-friendly, community gathering with fun activities, good food and, of course, aviation! Organized by the Greenville Pilots Association and the Greenville Airport Authority, the annual Airstravaganza provides the opportunity for local residents to experience aviation first-hand by visiting with pilots, touring classic cars and display aircraft, and flying in a Cessna 172, Robinson R44 helicopter or World War II-era aircraft. Regular arrivals of general aviation aircraft, RC aerobatic aircraft shows, skydiving demonstrations by Gateway Skydiving Center and overflights by Kevin Kegin’s American Warbird AT-6D Texan kept everyone’s eyes to the skies. As is evident in the photos, the skies were sunny in the morning but a storm front moved in during the mid-afternoon after much of the aerial activity was winding down.
In Part 3 of this series, we take a look at the flying activities carried on throughout the day prior to the warbird finale.
Likewise, the Robinson R44 helicopter was busy all day giving rides around Greenville.
Local RC aircraft flyers put on an awesome aerobatic performance!
Gateway Skydiving Center provided several demonstrations of their skill, including one jump from the TBM Avenger!
Check back soon for the final part of this series - Warbirds!