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June 5, 2014

Midwest Airport Fun Days to Take Off This Weekend

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Youth Gateway to Aviation 040613 150Join the fun and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis this weekend at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois.

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum will host the first annual Midwest Airport Fun Days at the airport Saturday and Sunday.

The public will get the chance to visit the airport and view several airplanes ranging from home built aircraft to the B-25 bomber used in World War II.

Midwest Airport Fun Days will also include:

  • Tours and historic exhibits and aircraft at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum
  • Visit pilots and view aircraft from around the country
  • Meet airshow pilot Patrick McAlee
  • Fly in a Waco biplane, AT-6 Texan trainer, Cessna 172, Cessna Skycatcher and B-25 Mitchell bomber
  • Youth can fly flight simulators with real instructors
  • Kids can get free first flights on Sunday
  • Enjoy food and music

Admission is free and the gates open at 9 a.m.

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