Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gate Way to the West

Saint Louis, Missouri

 My Bride and I were fortunate to visit Saint Louis, Missouri during Marine Week 2011.  This event featured an assult landing near the Arch along the Mississippi River.  The picture above shows a Helo removing a group of Marines from a combat area after they had secured it.

 Here you see a U. S. Marine Corps Harrier Aircraft.  This aircraft was developed in England during the late 1950s and the early 1960s.  The Harrier is a Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing (V/STOL) fixed wing combat aircraft.  It is an impressive aircraft to view.  It is moving straight up with the exhaust shooting downward.

 This Osprey Aircraft performed a flyby to demonstrate the ability to hover, do go up or down as well as fly forward.  It is a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft that is capable to operating in close situations.  The engines rotate on the wing tips.  Another aircraft that is interesting to observe in operation.
The Marine week in Saint Louis we well promoted and we also visited the Soldiers Memorial in downtown Saint Louis. 

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