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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, March 26, 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: Airshows - Jet Waco

It's not everyday that The Aero Experience team claims a Bigfoot sighting, but once a year we find the Screamin' Sasquatch. Produced by John Klatt Airshows and sponsored by Jack Links Beef Jerky, the Screamin' Sasquatch began as a 1929 Waco Taperwing and has become the only jet Waco currently on the airshow circuit. The Waco has a GE J85 jet engine slung below the fuselage and the P&W 985 Wasp Junior radial engine in the nose. It carries both 100LL and jet fuel on board. Retired USAF fighter pilot John Klatt demonstrated the jet Waco's ability climb straight up and make tight turns under piston and jet power. Here are some views of the Screamin' Sasquatch during the Tuesday airshow.

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