August 2007

August Gateway meeting TUESDAY, August 7, 2007 at the Columns in St. Charles. Our speaker will be Tom Gordon, who flew the P38 Lightning during WWII. Come and hear Tom's exciting exploits in this famous aircraft. We invite all MPA members and their guests to join us! Dinner will be Fresh Fruit Tray, Minestrone Soup, BBQ Pork Steaks, Crusted Pecan Baked Catfish, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Honey Glazed Carrots, Rolls and Butter, Oreo Dream Bars for dessert. Dinner is $14.00 per person. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. serving begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program gets underway at 7:30 p.m. With a short business meeting to follow. Phone your dinner reservations to Jean Murry at 314-469-3541 by 3:00 p.m. Monday, August 6th. Please join us and remember to bring a friend and get a free 50/50 ticket.

Fly-outs and other Aviation Events: July 23-29 OSHKOSH - "Need I say more"
August 12th Gateway Chapter Fly-out to Richard's Farm (IH8)
August 12th MPA State meeting at Columbia Airport 1:00 p.m.
August 31st - September 3rd St. Louis County Fair & Air Show at Spirit Airport

Congratulations to Rick Albrecht on winning the membership contest. Rick will have the honor of flying in the C47 with Captain Bob Kraemer. Way to go Rick!

Safety Tips: "Watch that weather". This is the time of year we get those pop-up thunderstorms, so check those weather report! Do your density altitude evaluation; your aircraft will perform not as well in hot weather. Tempting as it may be remember do not over pack the plane. However, a bottle or two of water might come in handy.
"Female Ghost Writer"

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