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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

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Looking Back on the Sackman Field Fly-In: A General Aviation Celebration

By Fred Harl
The Columbia Aero Club recently held their annual fall fly-in at Sackman Field in Columbia, IL. The fall fly-in is a favorite family-friendly event, usually held on a mid-October Sunday afternoon. It is an occasion that attracts great friends, great food, and great aircraft! Virtually any type of general aviation, light sport, ultralight, vintage etc. can be seen some time during the day. Some new projects were underway in the hangars, and a few aircraft have changed hands over the years. Our friends Mark and Elaine Harter took center stage with their beautiful blue and white cabin Waco. Add some cars, motorcycles and food, and you have a great Midwest Aviation event. Here are some views of the day's activities: