October 2006

October Gateway Meeting: Wednesday October 11th, at the Columns in St. Charles. We invite ALL MPA members and GUESTS to Please join us!

Our speaker will be Robert L. McDaniel. Mr. McDaniel is the Director of St. Louis Downtown Airport, a large general aviation reliever airport serving downtown St. Louis and the bi-state region. Mr. McDaniel flew his first solo flight at St. Louis Downtown Airport on his 16th birthday. During has tenure as a C-141 Instructor and Examiner Pilot, he served as Bob Hope's personal pilot for his 1990 USO Tour and much, much more.

For dinner on the buffet: Waldorf Salad, Wisconsin Chowder, Braised Porkloin with Sauerkraut, Baked Cod in Tomato Sauce, Meatless Spaghetti, Green Beans with Bacon, Rolls & Butter and for dessert Apple Pie.
Dinner is $14.00 per person. Door open at 6:00 pm. The program starts at 7:30 with a short business meeting to follow.

PLEASE phone your dinner reservations to Jean Murry at 314-469-3514 by 3:00 pm on Monday, October 9th. Please join us, bring a friend and receive a free 50/50 ticket.

With the fall season approaching, weather can become a problem or the sunset coming sooner than we expect. Make sure your instrument skills are up to standard and check your VFR minimums. For SAFE weather flying is always a main consideration.


Oct 21: MPA State Poker Run to Grand Glaize Airport at Lake of the Ozarks. Arrive no later than 3:00 pm. If you would like to stay for the night lodging is available at the Quail's Nest Resort, dinner at Domenico's Restaurant at 5:00 pm. Cards will be available after you arrive. Donation is $20.00 per hand.
Sept 23-24 Rockford Airfest 2006 " Celebration of 60 Years of Air Service at RFD 1946-2006, Greater Rockford Airport, Rockford, Il.
Sept.30 12th Annual wings and Wheels, St. Louis Regional Airport (ALN)
Oct.7 State MPA meeting at Rebel's Bluff, Les Featherston's art strip 417-466-4663
Oct 7-8 Airstravaganza, Greenville, IL (GRE)
Oct. 11 Gateway Chapter Meeting at the Columns
Oct. 15 Chapter Fly-Out to Litchfield, IL (3LF) the Ariston Café
Oct. 21 Tenth Annual Little Egypt Fly-In and Veterans Reunion, Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (MVN)
Nov. 8 Gateway Meeting at the Columns
Nov. 12 State MPA Meeting at 1 pm at the Columbia Airport. All members are Welcome.
Fly-Outs: Arrive at the destination at 12:30 pm. Minimums for chapter fly-outs are 3000ft., 5 miles and 15 kts at each airport. 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. Or, just show up at Creve Coeur Airport between 10:00 and 10:45. If minimums are not met, the chapter fly-out is postponed, but individuals may proceed on their own.

Don't forget to sign up a NEW MPA MEMBER for the Gateway Chapter for a chance to Win a Fun and EXCITING ride in the C-47. Flown by our own President Bob Kraemer. Hope you are the winner.

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Bob Crandell

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