November 2006

November Gateway Meeting: Wednesday November 8th, at the Columns in St. Charles. We invite All MPA members and guest to Please join us.

Our guest speaker will be Joe Pestka, Administrator of Aviation with the Missouri Department of Transportation in Jefferson City. Joe coordinates the planning,inspection and project assistance activities necessary for the development and expansion of civil aviation in the state. Prior to working for MODOT, Joe held the position of aviation operations manager, worked as an engineer consultant for 10 years. He has also worked with the National Weather Service and the regional airline at Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion, IL.

For dinner on the buffet: Tossed salad, Cream of Chicken Wild Rice, Carved Ham, Sliced Turkey & Dressing, Candied Yams, Buttered Broccoli, Rolls & Butter and of course, Pumpkin Pie. Dinner is $14.00 per person. Doors open at 6:00 pm serving begins at 6:30. The program starts at 7:30 with a short business meeting to follow.
PLEASE phone your reservations to Jean Murry at 314-469-3541 by 3:00pm on Monday
November 6th. Please join us and bring a friend and receive a free 50/50 ticket.


With the Fall Season coming quickly, please take in to account the extra cold temperatures, damp day the Fall brings, and the stronger winds generated during this time of year. The weather you receive with your flight plan can change a moments notice.

Rick ( and the ghost writer)

Bob Kraemer has agreed to extend the deadline to June 2007 to fly the winner in the C-47 for bringing in the most new members. So you still have plenty of time to get lots of new members. Hope you WIN !!

The Chapter is selling TJ"S Pizza as a fundraiser to defray the cost of the LCD projector we voted to purchase. Pizza prices range for $6.50 to $9.50. The Chapter makes 40% profit on each pizza sold.
If you would like to order pizzas or need an order form, please call Donna Crandell at
The deadline for orders is 11-08-06.
Thanks for your Support.


Nov 8: Gateway Chapter Meeting at the Columns
Nov 12 State Board Meeting at Columbia Airport 1:00 pm All members are welcome
Nov 12 Gateway Chapter Flyout to Cape Girardeau, MO
Dec 10 State Board Meeting at Columbia Airport
Dec 13 Gateway Christmas Party at the Columns. FUN TIME
Dec 17 Gateway Chapter Fly-out to St. Charles County Airport, Kilroy's Restaurant

Call Harold Booher at 314-550-8887 between 9:30 and 10:30 am on the morning of the fly-out to verify the destination, if there are weather issues or to arrange a ride. If minimums are not met, the Chapter fly-out is postponed, but individuals may proceed on their own.

If you have any other events, please send me an email.

Bob Crandell

Click this envelope to send an e-mail to Bob

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