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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

Monday, September 30, 2019

Looking Back on the 2017 Scott AFB Centennial Airshow: Thursday Arrival of the USAF Thunderbirds

By Carmelo Turdo
The 2017 Scott Air Force Base Centennial Airshow was a huge success, and by all accounts the turnout was outstanding. The headliners, the USAF Thunderbirds, again thrilled the crowds as they have regularly here for nearly four decades, and the variety of military aircraft from around the country made an impressive static display lineup. The Scott AFB Command and Public Affairs staff made a concerted effort to keep the community informed on the airshow, and they again reached out to the local media to offer unprecedented access several days in advance of the opening day. The Aero Experience provided extensive coverage of the airshow, originally posted here: Scott AFB Centennial Airshow Review: Thursday Arrival of the USAF Thunderbirds. We have more from the archives to add to that coverage, including the arrival of the USAF Thunderbirds, the F-35A Lightning II, KC-139R Stratotanker and T-38 Talon jet trainer. 

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