Gateway Chapter of the Missouri Pilots Association

Gateway Meeting November 8th

Long Dormant Airplanes
From Ferry Flight To Resale

Speaker: Don Hoerstkamp

Don will speak about what can happen in reviving an aircraft for marketability. He is currently Chief Pilot of Retrieval, Delivery, Maintenance and Mission Pilots at Wings of Hope and also flies with their Medical Air Transport program. He also:

- Spent four years in the USAF. Obtained his Private Pilotís License in the USAF Aero Club. Upon discharge he obtained Commercial, Instrument, Multi-Engine, Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, Commercial Helicopter Pilot, Seaplane, and Airline Transport Pilot ratings
- Instructed for Mark Aero, Inc. at Lambert
- Managed airport at Greenville, IL for Mark Aero and was Chief Flight Instructor and Chief Pilot for Mark Aero at Greenville
-Chief Flight Instructor and Chief Pilot for Thunderbird Aviation, Inc. at Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Director of Sales for their Piper Dealership
-Created Phoenix Aviation, Inc. at Spirit of St. Louis Airport
-Owns National Aero Services, LLC. Aircraft appraisals and ferry services

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Where: American Legion - Creve Coeur Memorial Post 397
Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

We meet at Creve Coeur American Legion Post 397, 934 Rue De La Banque Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. The doors open at 6:00 and the buffet line begins at 6:30 followed by the program at 7:30. It is not necessary to dine with us to attend the program at 7:30 p.m. We are a friendly and informal group, and we do ask that you make dinner reservations by the Monday evening preceding the meeting. Cost of the meal is $17.00.

For dinner reservations call Jean Murry at 314-469-3541 or email

First Flight: Is your son, daughter, or grandchild interested in aviation? Our Jim Byrnes First Flight Scholarship pays for an introductory flight with an instructor at a Metro St. Louis Airport. Applicant must be at least 16 yrs old and submit a short essay on why they are interested in aviation.

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