The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest Aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we tell the story of Midwest Aviation through first-hand, immersive experiences. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we land, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!
Elite Aviation invites the community to their upcoming Open House this Saturday, June 1st. Drive in or fly in to this fun, family-friendly event at Spirit of
St. Louis Airport, at the west end of Edison Avenue in Chesterfield. Have
breakfast and lunch with the friendly staff, check out the aircraft
on display, enjoy family fun activities and see for yourself why Elite Aviation is the premier flight
school and aircraft maintenance center in the St. Louis area.
The Elite Aviation fleet will be available for Discovery Flights:
Other aircraft expected for display include new aircraft from Textron (Cessna and Beechcraft), Air Evac Life Team helicopter, Wings of Hope Medical Relief and Air Transport aircraft, the SubSonex personal jet, and other locally-owned aircraft. Special guests include the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force with their World War II-era TBM Avenger and B-25 Mitchell named Show Me. Rides in these aircraft can be reserved by contacting the CAF.
Aviation, an authorized Cessna Pilot Center, offers the most comprehensive
flight training program in the St. Louis area while providing a personalized
approach to learning that brings maximum effectiveness to the student. Flight
training is a continuous process, building on the skills and knowledge
demonstrated at each level of achievement. Recurrent, instrument and complex
aircraft training are available using the Elite Aviation fleet of Cessna 172
Skyhawks, Piper Turbo Saratoga, and the Elite RC1 and full-motion Redbird MCX
flight simulators. Elite Aviation is a PSI Computer Aided Testing Service test
center for airman, A&P mechanic and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Drone Knowledge Test exams.
Elite Aviation fleet is also available for rental, and the aircraft are cared
for by the Elite Aircraft Maintenance Service team. Elite Aircraft provides
comprehensive maintenance services for piston-engine aircraft and coordinates
the work needed for inspections, airframe and powerplant repair, engine
overhaul, avionics and ADS-B upgrades, oxygen service and preventive/seasonal
maintenance so important for safe and legal operation of aircraft. The customer
relationship is of the utmost importance, and Elite Aviation stands behind the
quality of their maintenance services.
to visit Elite Aviation on Saturday, and enjoy the day with fun people and a
variety of fascinating aircraft!
The Aero Experience team returns to the monthly General Aviation (and More!) series with a look at our collection of
aircraft sightings from May. We end the month with a survey of the
general aviation, business and charter aircraft we encountered at five different airports. We hope that you will enjoy this photo essay, and you
may see yourself here somewhere if you look closely!
Cape Girardeau, MO Regional Airport hosted their Air Festival in May, and we saw some eneral aviation and United Express regional transports during our coverage of that event. We thank Cape Aviation for the access we needed to provide extended coverage of the Air Festival and the other aircraft featured below.
Creve Coeur Airport hosts a great variety of general aviation aircraft along with many internationally acclaimed antique and warbird aircraft as well. During our visit, we saw some aircraft that were also repositioned from St. Charles County Airport, taking refuge from the current flood conditions.