April 5, 2000

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Renaissance Man of the Air
Sgt. Hubert Looney

Pilots tend to be interesting and multidimensional people. Our April speaker is that and more. During his 23 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, many of those years with the Flight Operations Division, Hubert Looney has seen and done many interesting things. You may have caught him on television in his current role as Public Information and Education Officer for the Patrol. As a Wings of Hope volunteer, he serves as Flight Operations Administrator. Hubert also devotes a goodly amount of time to the Gateway Eagles, a group of area pilots who mentor high school students and promote the value of education toward a flying career. And throw in for good measure, his recent stint as ambassador for the Art Museum on a trip to a St. Louis Sister City in Africa. Come join us for a fascinating event with this recent addition to the St. Louis Chapter, Sgt. Hubert Looney.

Sgt Hubert Looney was injured when he made a forced landing while flying for Wings of Hope during his vacation. He was bringing medical supplies to South America. He suffered broken ribs, a broken collarbone and severe bruises. He will be back to the St Louis area soon. Click here for details

Get well cards can be sent to him at:

3047 Wood Poppy Drive, Florissant MO 63031-1031

Dick Hrabko and John Bales of Spirit of St Louis Airport have graciously agreed to be our guest speakers on April 5th. A lot is going on at Spirit and Dick and John will bring us up to date regarding the new concrete runway (26L/8R), the new golf course Landings at Spirit, the return of the Flight Service Station, etc., etc.

Join us on Wednesday, April 5, at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour is 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM and Hubert will give his presentation at 8:00 PM. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY APRIL 3 AT 12:00 NOON. Please call Ron Hyken, 636-519-9721 or Barbara Lane 636-391-2668.

April 16 not April 26 sorry for the typo!

Flyout to Paducah, Kentucky. We will meet at 8:00 AM at JetCorp for a briefing for our departure to Paducah. There is an international Quilt Show in Paducah which normally draws about 35,000 attendees. For more information, contact Flo Wyatt at 314-839-9788. More details at the April meeting as well as being posted here.

The picture on the left shows
the MPA members who enjoyed
a great flight and a delicious
meal at Mt. Vernon.
Join us for our monthly flights
to interesting airports.
Our flyout Captain
is Flo Wyatt - call her at

May 5

Click on the golf ball to see what is going on on May 5th!

Shirts, Jackets, Caps, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Golf Shirts, etc. are now available with the Chapter's Logo. The quality of the items is top rate and the logo is machine stitched - not printed. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Chapter's Treasury. Help support and show your pride in our chapter by wearing these destinctive items. Click on the photo on the left to see what is available, prices, etc. Thank you.

Plane Cookin' cookbooks are available. Spiral Bound 5 1/2 x 8 inches. $8 each.

Be sure to purchase at the next meeting as Mother's Day is just around the corner. Cookbooks always make great gifts.

You can also have one mailed to you for $10. Send your check payable to MPA to Donna Crandell, 2949 Arlmont Drive, St Louis MO 63121

Please remember the hungry and homeless. You may bring canned goods and personal items to the meeting. We will be happy to distribute to the Ladies of Charity in Normandy. They appreciate every donation.

If you did not get a copy of the Brief History of our Chapter at the January Meeting at the 94th Aero Squadron here is a link to it: A Brief History of our Chapter