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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, May 31, 2021

Wings Over St. Louis Offers Ride of a Lifetime In World War II Era Aircraft

By Carmelo Turdo
The Fifth Annual Wings Over St. Louis was held Memorial Day Weekend at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO. For three days, the public was invited to get a close look at World War II era former military aircraft and reserve rides on two of the three aircraft operated by the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) - the TBM Avenger torpedo bomber and B-25 Mitchell medium bomber named Show Me. Flights were conducted around the St. Louis area, including over Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. 

The Aero Experience coverage from Saturday includes static displays of the Missouri Wing CAF Aeronca L-3E, a T-28A Trojan, AT-6G Texan and military vehicles and equipment. We also show the afternoon launch of the B-25 and TBM flights.