Museum Participates in Weekend Events Promoting Aviation and Transportation
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum participated in two programs promoting aviation and transportation in the St. Louis area. On Friday, the museum presented the F-4 Phantom II cockpit at the “Careers on the Move” program at J.L Mudd Elementary School in O’Fallon, MO. About 400 elementary school children were introduced to various modes of transportation, including a police car, fire engine, construction equipment, limousine, a Bell Long Ranger from Air Evac Life Team and the museum’s jet fighter cockpit. The cockpit is on long-term loan to the museum by Mr. Joe Steimann, who brought the cockpit to the school along with museum Board Member Carmelo Turdo. Most of the children were able to sit in the cockpit and for a moment become fighter aces.
On Saturday, the museum participated in the Cessna Aircraft Demo Day at Air Associates of Missouri, located at Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Information about the museum, including its location, exhibits and upcoming events was available, along with model airplanes provided for children. Museum Board Member Carmelo Turdo was on hand to encourage attendees to visit the museum and participate in museum programs. Cessna Demo Day is an annual event held at Air Associates of Missouri to showcase the pilot training and aircraft services available at its Spirit of St. Louis location.