April 2007

The April Gateway Chapter Meeting is on April 18th , NOTE THE DATE CHANGE, at the Columns in ST. Charles. We invite ALL MPA members and their guests to Please come and join us.

Our speaker will be Herman Son. Herman grew up on a Missouri farm, where his interest in aviation was sparked by watching barnstormers and characters like Roscoe Turner when they came through town with air shows. He was a pilot in WWII and Korea. He currently resides in St. Louis with his wife Marilyn. His book is titled Eagle Dreams.

Tom Gordon who was originally scheduled to speak, has had major surgery and will not able to come. We wish Tom a speedy recovery and look forward to hearing him in the future.

The menu is: Crudite Tray with Ranch Dip, Cream of Broccoli Soup, Roasted Cornish Hens, Beef Stroganoff, Buttered Noodles, Peas & Carrots, Rolls & Butter. Peach Cobbler will be served for dessert. Dinner is $14.00 per person. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Serving begins at 6:30 pm. The program starts at 7:30 with a short business meeting to follow. Please phone your reservations to Jean Murry 314-469-3541 by Monday 4-16 th.

Always use the 3 points of a good pre-flight: a safe aircraft, a safe pilot and safe weather. The pilot seems to be the one to overlook. We want to make that fun trip so we won't mind being a little stressed over the hard work week we just finished or the impact on the budget of the unexpected aircraft repair. Last , but most important, winter brings on those little colds that seem to hang on forever. We just ignore it until flight conditions bring on headaches, dizziness and the inability to control the aircraft. Remember, good pre-flight decisions will determine the safe out come of your flight.

FLY SAFE -- Rick

4-25-07 Jefferson City, Meet and Greet our legislators for the First ever Missouri Aviation Day, sponsored by the Missouri Pilots Association.

There will be several events held in the Rotunda of the Capitol. Jack Jackson will be introducing us.
It is very important that we make a good showing in Jefferson City for all of general aviation. We can be a strong voice for all of general aviation. We need to address the current issues so we can deter future landing and flying fees. This should be a concern to all.

May 5/6 Is the Greater Midwest Regional Fly in/ Drive in at the St. Louis Downtown Airport (Parks ) . There are many festivities planned: booths, static displays, food and Young Eagle Flights are just a few. Please come and join us.

Bob Crandell

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