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October 4, 2012

Fall Fly-In at St. Louis Downtown Airport This Saturday

Patti Beck
External Communications Manager
314-982-1440

WHO: Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 64

WHAT: Fall Fly-In and Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum
Located in Hangar 2 at St. Louis Downtown Airport
2300 Vector Drive in Cahokia, IL 62206

WHY: If you love airplanes and aerospace history or are interested in learning more about aviation, this Saturday would be a great day to visit the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum. You are welcome to fly to St. Louis Downtown Airport or drive your family there and tour the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and check out the historic aircraft and early aviation exhibits. You can meet three-time World Record holder pilot Brian Kissinger, Zenith Aircraft President Sebastien Heintz and see a variety of homebuilt aircraft on display such as Fly Babies, Zeniths and the rare Parks P-1 biplane. You can also purchase tickets to take a ride in a 1941 Waco biplane or fly in a T-6 Texan Warbird or get your picture taken in the cockpit of a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter jet. Children can pose for photos in a mini F-117 Stealth fighter and young people can try their skills in a computer flight simulator as well as a 3-axis moving children’s flight simulator. Parks College Flight Instructors will be sharing information and showing off their Diamond training aircraft.

COST: Free parking and free admission. Food is available for purchase starting with a pancake breakfast and then a barbeque lunch.

St. Louis Downtown Airport is owned and operated by Metro/Bi-State Development Agency. It is the third busiest general aviation airport in the State of Illinois. The total economic impact of the airport is nearly $584 million, placing it among the top five airports in the state.

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