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Air Expo Aug 17, 2008
The Air Expo at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is a fun low-key air show. There is no parking on site and foot traffic is not permitted to enter the show or the airport. You have to park in a business parking lot a short distance away and take a bus that shuttles group back and forth every few minutes throughout the day. The bus drops you off right in front of the entrance and ticket booths. Admittance cost $10. Programs cost $3. I haven’t been to many air shows, but I’m guessing most are bigger and probably better than this one. However, it is still a fun expo with lots of vintage airplanes and interesting guests to see. The star of the show is the B-17 called The Yankee Lady. You can go on plane rides (including biplanes and jets) helicopter rides and even learn to fly at the expo. There is even some fun for kids with several inflatables for them to climb on and slide down or jump on, whatever the case may be. Several legends and heroes have booths as well as souvenirs and collectables. There are also plenty of food and beverage vendors with plenty of tents for shade or protection from the elements. Planes are constantly taking off and landing throughout the day. The show concludes with a flyby of the Missing Man Formation.

List of guests that have appearances

• Curt Brown – NASA Space Shuttle Astronauat 6 missio

• Jim Hill – Black Sheep Squadron

• Joseph Gomer – Tuskegee Airman

• Vern Hopson – Tuskegee Airman

• Chuck DeBellevue – Top US Ace in Vietnam

• Tom Griffin – Doolittle Raider

• Gottfried Dulias – Luftwaffe Ace. POW

• Several more…

List of planes that have made appearances

• B-17 Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady”

• F2G-1D Super Corsair

• AD5 Skyraider

• Clay Adam’s 1929 Travel Air 4000

• L-39 Albatross

• L-29 Delphin

• Several more…
poorogies says:
Ugh! We were staying in EP for our apparently too-short-weekend. Did get to see some of them fly overhead though...pretty neat.
Posted on: Oct 19, 2008
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