April 4th

Our April speaker will be Lewis J Lynch, MAJ, USAF (RET). MAJ Lynch enlisted in military service as an Aviation Cadet, US Army Corps, in December 1942.

He completed Pilot Training at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama. In December 1944 he was assigned to the now famous 332nd Fighter Group based at Ramitelli Italy. Prior to the 332nd's arrival the Army Air Corp was suffering severe bomber losses. After their arrival not a single bomber was shot down by enemy fighters! He flew 42 combat missions in a P-51 Mustang before being reassigned to Tuskegee Army Air Field towards the end of 1945.

He left the service in 1947 but was recalled to active duty in 1948 to serve with his old unit, which was still segregated. Upon integration of the Armed Services in 1949 he was assigned to Williams AFB in Arizona where he served as a jet flight instructor. Before he retired from active duty in 1964, after 22 years of service, he also served as Flight Commander and Squadron Operations Officer in California, Alaska and Indiana. In Alaska he flew right wing in an F-86 Sabre Jet with the "Arctic Gladiators", a pre-Thunderbirds Aerial Demonstration Team. In addition to various training aircraft he has flown the P-40 Warhawk, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, F-80 Shooting Star, F-86 Sabre and F-100 Super Sabre.

We are delighted to have such a distinguished guest as our speaker. Won't you join us? Social at 6PM, Dinner ($15) at 7PM, Speaker at 8PM. Reservations are required. Call Ron Hyken at 636 530-7651 before noon Monday, April 2nd.

May 4th - 6th

The Kansas City Chapter will be the host and the location is Lee's Summit. Full details and registration form are published in the MPA News.

May 5th

Flying Companion Seminar at SUS FSS 0900-1500. The Seminar is intended to make non-pilots comfortable and helpful in the cockpit. A wide variety of topics will be covered including: How an airplane flys, Part of the Aircraft, Flight Instruments, Weather, Charts & Flight Planning, etc. etc. The Seminar is sponsored by the St Louis Chapter of the Ninety-Nines. Enrollment is limited so reserve your seat right away. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Send your check along with your name, address and phone number to: Barb Wilper, 1255 Tesson Road, Hazelwood MO 63042. For more information contact Laura Million at 618-288-7099 or Barb Wilper at 314-731-6863, or visit their website listed on our links page.

Looking for something special for Easter? You are on line so you must shop on line, right? Well, how would you like to order something right now and help out your chapter? How? Click on the Amazon Link below. If you decide to order something after clicking on their logo your chapter will receive part of the proceeds. How much? Five to fifteen percent of what you spend. But in order for us to receive a fee from Amazon you must go to their website through our website. If you like what they have to offer do not bookmark their web page! You must use your chapter's link to Amazon for us to receive any funds. Thank you.

April 22nd

Fly-Out to Sikeston (SIK) for Lunch at Lambert's "Home of the Throwed Rolls". If you have never been to Lambert's you are in for a treat - it's fun and the food is good. The owners love pilots and enjoy picking them up at the airport for a short ride to the restaurant. Gather at Jetcorp at 10:30 for an organizational briefing and depart for SIK by 1100.

May 19th flyout: How about another Mystery Fly-Out like the one Jerry organized for us?
June flyout will be to Meigs.

Please contact Jaime at jaime@borcim.wustl.edu or 314-352-3983 if you are going and with available seating in your plane. Reservations are much easier with a head count! Additional flyout ideas & input needed please! Poker run?, Zenair kitplane factory, Branson, Bolivar for breakfast, Springfield to Pro Bass, Madelaine Island WI, Anchorage, Florida, Canada!!! Fly with your 'Flying club'!

Last month's Fly-Out was a great success. Great WX, Neat Resturant for our big group. Our aircraft are the small ones in front. The Museum is in the background.

May 12th

Youth Day at Spirit Airport. EAA Chapter 32 plans to fly about 300 students between the ages of 8 and 17. There will also be some 20 displays set up in Thunder Aviation's new large hangar. The new Flight Service Station will provide tours of their facilities. There will be several aircraft on Static Display. Pepsi is providing their Pepsi-Wagon which will have free hot dogs and soda for the students and volunteers. Speaking of volunteers... they are needed to help with Registration, Transport the students to and from the Flight Service Station using a 15 passenger van, Serve the hot dogs & soda, making sure only the pilots flying the Young Eagles are the ones who get the fuel from the designated fuel trucks, etc. Why not join us and have a great time helping out for the day or part of the day?

September 22nd

Ron Wade from the Pony Express chapter is planning a flying Poker Run for Saturday, September 22nd for the state MPA organization. The event will start and end at Grand Glaize airport at the Lake Of The Ozarks. For planning purposes, we would like to know:

A. Would you be interested in participating in the event.
B. Would you be interested in flying into Bill Marx's grass strip to have lunch.
C. Would you be interested in flying into an airport near Bill Marx's ranch and be shuttled over for lunch?
D. Would you want to spend the night at a hotel at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Please let Mike Young know by phone (314-781-1942) or E-Mail (youngmm@maritz.com).