|By Carmelo Turdo|
Patrick McAlee's airshow performance incorporates precision tumbling maneuvers, high-speed smoke passes and vertical climbs that show off the incredible performance of his Pitts S-1GT, the Blue Demon. But the airshow performance is just part of the attraction. Patrick McAlee makes a special effort to interact with the audience at each event, adding to his outreach and promotional value wherever he performs. He will again be joined by everyone's favorite superhero, Wonder Woman, at the Freedom in the Sky Airshow coming up in Scott City, KS this weekend.
This edition of Flying With The Aero Experience features the recent air-to-air photo mission with Patrick McAlee flying around the city of St. Louis. We met mid-morning with our sponsor and pilot, Paul Voorhees, owner of Big River Aviation, at St. Louis Downtown Airport to prepare for the flight. The air-to-air photo and video shoot took place over various St. Louis landmarks, including the Gateway Arch, and that media are now being used in the current marketing materials for Patrick McAlee Airshows. The following photo essay, and the YouTube video below, put you in the cabin of Big River Aviation's Cessna 172 photo plane to experience the photographer's eye view of the mission.