It's hard to believe that on April 17 we will converge on Jefferson City to celebrate State Aviation Day for the 12th consequent year. That being said, let's examine why we make the effort to support this aviation event.
General aviation's annual economic impact on the state of Missouri is very significant - $857 million. We have 122 public use general aviation airports and 54 airport repair stations, one or two of which may be in your home town. Members of the MPA are part of roughly 9200 pilots who own and fly over 3800 aircraft in the state. From a self-serving point of view we want to make sure that these aviation opportunities continue to be available for all who want to use them. What better way to insure their future than to meet on annual basis with the people who control their destinies - our legislators. Hence, State Aviation Day.
Now's the time to make your appointments with the representatives and senators from your area in order to share your concerns with them. You will find information in the April MPA Newsletter regarding some of the issues facing general aviation in 2018.
Shuttle service will be available from the Jefferson City Airport to the Capitol Building and back from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PARKING IN THE VACINITY OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING
The public entrance at the South entrance of the Capitol Building (at the under carriage entrance) is still open. Due to construction there is green fencing around the building. But an opening is located at the Southmost western dnd of the Capitol. For people who are driving and parking it is probably best to park in a location west of the Capitol for easier access.
The map at this link shows the public entrance to the Capitol as well as the handicapped entrance and restricted parking areas. Parking is basically the same as in previous years except that parking in the circle drive around the Capitol is closed off due to construction. Click Here for the map
Click Here for AV Day Tips (PDF file)
Click Here for Capitol Security (PDF file)
Click Here for Capitol Floor Plans (PDF file)
Click Here for 2018 Assembly Roster (PDF file)
Senate Districts Map
Senators by District
Representatives District Maps
SEE YOU IN JEFF!
Missouri Pilots Association
June 1st, 2nd & 3rd
WHERE: Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065
Toll free Number: 800-348-4731
Room rate set at $79 plus appropriate tax for a King or 2 Queens. A block of
Rooms will be held until Mon., April 30th and will be on a first come first served
basis. Cancellations must be made 72 hrs (3 days) in advance to avoid a charge
of a one nights room plus tax. Reservations may be made by calling their toll free
number or on line at: www.innatgrandglaize.com and using our Group Code:
MPA18 which will secure your room rate.
FLYING IN: Grand Glaize-Osage Beach Airport (K15)
Airport Manager: Ty Dinsdale (573) 348-4469
REGISTRATION PRICE: $50 PER PERSON (includes Saturday evening Banquet)
Click Here for Registration Form in PDF format that you can print.
Norman Lawnick Aerospace Education Scholarship
This $1,000.00 scholarship is available through the Scholarship Committee of the Missouri Pilots Association. Scholarship(s) are awarded annually, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, to applicants who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in an aviation related curriculum at a Missouri college or university. Award(s) will be made to students pursuing a degree in any field of Aviation, without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin. Through these scholarship(s) the organization hopes to encourage the growth of aviation related industry and education in the state of Missouri.
Click Here for more details
Click Here for more details (PDF file)
Detailed Information for Chapters regarding Poker Runs
Click Here for the PDF file that was created for the 2016 Poker Run.
It will be updated with new dates for the 2017 Poker Run.
With the exception of the dates all info will be valid for 2017.
Click on the Logos below to visit
one of our Chapter's web sites.
MISSOURI PILOTS ASSOCIATION
Tom Eagle took a bunch of photos at our 2015 Convention.
Click Here to view them.
Note: click on a photo to see it enlarged.
You can download it to your PC.
Click the X to return to all the pictures.
Click on the logo for Larry Harmon's Legislative Reports
HELPFUL LINKS TO AVIATION- AND SPACE-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
Just click on the logo for the Helpful Links
SAFETY in AIRCRAFT FLYING
SAFETY SEMINAR PROGRAM
Floyd Deidiker announced the new SAFE Program for the MPA.
It meets the objectives of the FAA Wings Program...
but is taylored for MPA members.
Full details are available in the SAFE Handbook.
Click Here for a PDF of the handbook.
Gary Fox thought you might want to print out and keep in your aircraft:
"What To Do If Stopped By Law Enforcement" from AOPA.
It is also a good reminder of what documents you should have.
Click Here to view & print the PDF file.
MISSOURI PILOTS ASSOCIATION
Monthly Board Meetings
are on the second Sunday of the month
at Jefferson City Airport at 1 PM.
Print the following cards on any Business Card stock,
ten cards to a sheet by Avery, Office Depot, etc.
Click on the card to download the file (RTF format)
Please support our Sponsors
Spirit of St Louis Airport
Show your MPA Colors!
Polo Shirts, Jackets, etc.
Click on the picture for details.
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Favorite Fly-Out Destinations
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An introduction to the statewide organization. The chapters listed below have separate web sites. Their newsletters will tell you what they are and have been doing. Several have additional information and links that might interest you. Click any of the logos to pay a visit.
Not all of our chapters are on the web.
But you still can read their monthly newsletters in the MPA News.
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Click on the following picture for a great slide show.
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Click on the Picture below for information about General Aviation.
Links are in the St Louis Chapter's Section.
They will open in a new window.
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