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St. Louis Area Is Ready for Week of Aerial Activity to Celebrate Nation’s Birthday

The St. Louis area will be a center of aerial activity as our nation celebrates its birthday in grand fashion this week.  Fair St. Louis activities in downtown St. Louis will run from July 4-6, and include the 136th annual Veiled Prophet Parade, concerts under the Gateway Arch, and of course the incredible air show over the Mississippi River.  The Fair St. Louis US Bank Air Show lineup has just become even more impressive with the announcement that three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and National Aviation Hall of Fame Member Patty Wagstaffwill be performing in her home town again.  Other air show performers include:

Aeroshell Aerobatic Team
Red Bull Helicopter aerobatics flown by Chuck Aaron
Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Mustang and Rise Above Exhibit
F-4U-5 Corsair flown by Dave Folk
Jet-Powered Super Salto Sailplane flown by Bob Carlton 
Air National Guard MX-2 flown by John Klatt
RV-8 flown by former A-10 pilot Joe “Rifle” Shetterly
Lucas Oil Pitts S1-11B flown by Mike Wiskus
Beech 18 aerobatics flown by Matt Younkin
Liberty Jump Team

Along with the airshow activities St. Louis Downtown Airport will host aviation activities July 1-6, including:

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museumwill be open all week, 10am-4pm

EAA Chapter 64 hosts the B-17, “Aluminum Overcast,” available for flights at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum July 1-3

 Fly in a 1941 Waco biplane from St. Louis Biplane Rides at Ideal Aviation (reserve your flight now)

Museum Will Be Open July 3 and July 4

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will be open from 10:00am – 4:00pm July 3 and July 4 in commemoration of Independence Day.  St. Louis Downtown Airport will be a busy place this week, hosting the Fair St. Louis air show performers.  Make the museum part of your Inependence Day celebration!

Museum Sponsors Speed Record Attempt During St. Louis Independence Day Activities

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, along with the 26th Flight of the Order of Daedalians and EAA Chapter 64, are sponsoring a speed record attempt by Mr. Brian “Brain” Kissinger in his Sonerai aircraft during the St. Louis area Independence Day celebration.  Kissinger, a two-time brain cancer survivor and member of EAA Chapter 64, is dedicating the proceeds from this flight to assist homeless veterans in the East St. Louis area.  Please visit  http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2012/06/brian-brain-kissinger-describes-plan.html and http://brainsflight.blogspot.com/ for details of the flight.