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Museum Open House and Fly-In Offers High-Flying Adventure

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and EAA Chapter 64 held its Fall Fly-In Saturday, offering a new way to experience aviation history – flights in a 1941 Waco and a T-6 Texan warbird.  The event was held Saturday near historic Curtiss-Wright Hangars 1 and 2, with the museum and EAA aircraft on display.  Other organizations, such as IPMA, SWIC, Wicks Aircraft Supply, St. Louis Flight Training and the Lions Club were represented and provided information about their services to the community.  The most dramatic impact on the visitors, the aircraft flying overhead, was an added bonus this year.  The museum is proud to include Kevin Kegin’s Waco UPF-7 (http://kevinkeginamericanwarbird.com/) and Greg Vallero’s AT-6F Texan (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warbird-Rides-USA/180169395331362?v=info) in it’s activities on a regular basis.  We encourage you to visit the museum during regular open hours of Friday-Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm, and contact Kevin and Greg for your flight in these beautifully restored 1940s era aircraft.

For a posting on the Metro site, please visit http://www.nextstopstl.org/7145/.

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Saturday Fly-In and Museum Open House Features Fall Family Fun

EAA Chapter 64 and Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Fall Fly-In October 6 at St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS),    8am-4pm

Visit one of two 1929 Curtiss-Wright hangars on the national historic building register

Pancake breakfast and barbeque lunch available

Meet Zenith Aircraft President Sebastien Heintz and check out the latest designs

Visit the Wicks Aircraft and Motorsports table and register for attendance prizes

Meet Brian “Brain” Kissinger, 3-time record holder in light sport aircraft

See a variety of homebuilt aircraft on display – RVs, Fly Babies, Zeniths – and the rare Parks P-1

Fly around St. Louis in a 1941 Waco biplane piloted by Kevin Kegin

Fly in a T-6 Texan Warbird with pilot Greg Vallero

Get your picture taken in a real F-4 Phantom II fighter jet cockpit

Talk to Parks College flight school representatives and check out their Diamond training aircraft

Meet with IPMA members and experience plastic model making at its best

Authentic Link Trainer demonstrations conducted in the museum hangar

Youth can show their skills in a computer flight simulator and 3-axis moving children’s simulator

Children can get their picture taken in an F-117 Stealth Fighter cockpit (1/3 scale)

Free eye screenings will be provided by the Lions Club

See you there!