|By Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl|
Our visit to Farmington, MO Regional Airport features an aerial tour of the local area, utility helicopters used for antenna installations and a collection of business and general aviation aircraft.
At Washington, MO Regional Airport, we show a variety of aircraft, from a Magni M24 gyrocopter to a 1956 Cessna 172, a modern Cessna 172 from Elite Aviation doing touch-and-goes and several others included here.
At Spirit of St. Louis Airport we viewed a number of corporate jets, single and twin piston-engine aircraft, modern Cessna 172 trainers from Elite Aviation and an Air Evac Lifeteam training helicopter.
Our visit to St. Louis Downtown Airport shows rotorcraft operations by local media, businesses and U.S. Army Blackhawks; corporate jets, turboprops and sports team charters; single and twin piston-engine aircraft; aircraft maintained by Big River Aviation; B-25 Mitchell, TBM Avenger and Aeronca L-3 warbirds operated by the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force temporarily based at the airport; and even a WV ANG C-130 passing through the region.