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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

Friday, September 25, 2020

Guest Post: USMC Harriers Pass Through St. Louis on Cross-Country Mission

By Larry Titchenal
Ten Harrier jets from USMC Attack Squadron VMA-542, based at MCAS Cherry Point, NC, made a fuel stop at Spirit of St. Louis Airport on a cross-country flight Wednesday. The crews at TAC Air, who routinely support tactical military aircraft, were ready to service the Harriers during their stay. The "Tigers" were flying remanufactured Harrier II+ variants with air-to-air training stores. Below is a sample set featuring several of the  jets:

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