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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, June 22, 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: Warbirds - Liaison Aircraft

The Aero Experience continues our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation, with this look at liaison aircraft used from World War II to the Vietnam War era. These aircraft were on the lower end of the performance envelope, which suited their mission well. They were used for aerial observation and surveys, forward air control, personnel transport, flight proficiency, aerial targets and other support roles in and out of combat arenas. This selection includes beautifully restored examples in the Warbirds Area and flying in the airshows. 

Boeing YL-15 Scout

Cessna 310/U-3

Culver PQ-14B 

Ryan Navion Family

Taylorcraft L-2 Grasshopper

Piper L-4 Cub

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Cessna O-1/L-19 Bird Dog

Cessna O-2 Skymaster

SIAI-Marchetti SM-1019

PZL-104 Wilga

Dornier DO-27

Maule M-7-420AC

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