April 2nd

Bob McMullen and Les Moore from the St Louis Flight Service Station will be our guests. Come and find out what is new as well as information about A-76 (No it is not a replacement for the A-10!).

Bob has been Air Traffic Manager of St Louis AFSS since March 2001. He was the manager of Columbia AFSS from July 1999 through February 2001, and spent one year as Operations Manager/acting Air Traffic Manager at Columbus, NE AFSS before this. Bob spent 2 years at FAA Headquarters in Washington, splitting time between Contact weather/towers and the Flight Service Division. Prior to this, he spent 9 years at STL AFSS as a specialist and operational supervisor.

Les Moore started his FAA career at the Ottumwa, Iowa Flight Service Station in 1980, where he worked as a specialist for five and half years. When Ottumwa closed to consolidate into the Ft. Dodge, Iowa AFSS Les went to the Columbia AFSS as a specialist working also as a temporary operational supervisor and quality assurance staff specialist during the eight years he spent there. His next stop was at Central Region's Regional Office where he worked as a support staff specialist overseeing the procedural policies of the five Automated Flight Service Stations in Central Region and also served as the Air Traffic point of contact for the Runway Safety Program. He left there in August of 2000 and came to the St. Louis AFSS as the Operations Manager.

We'll be at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour starts at 1800; Dinner ($16) at 1900 and Bob & Les will make their presentation at 2000. Reservations required. Please call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday March 31st. You can also send her an email at elane01@earthlink.net
NEW: if you do not have a reservation and come for dinner the price is $18.

(Have a present you don't know what to do with it? Bring it to the Meeting
and donate it to our 50/50. You'll get 3 free tickets for each item donated.)

Click for Location of the Greenbriar Country Club.

April 26th (Rain Date April 27th)

April fly-out is to Capital Airport IL (SPI)
for the Charlie Wells Fly-in Breakfast.

This is a big event that our friends at the Illinois Pilots Association sponsors for aviation education. Let's all show our support and have a great time making new friends, eating good food and watching exciting airplanes. What could possibly be more fun?
Please be courteous and notify Jaime at 314-352-3983 or jaimed@yahoo.com by Wednesday April 23 of the number in your party. Plan your flight to meet at SPI Hangar 1 at 1000.
As always our chapter fly outs are 5,000 ft ceilings, 5 miles visibility and 15 knot surface winds for the departure and terminal airports. If conditions are not, then the fly out is cancelled. Call Jaime if you have any questions.

May and June is a very exciting tour of the best BBQ in the mid-west. (K81) in May and (DXE) in June. Don't miss the adventure!

May 10th

Third Annual Youth Aviation Day at Spirit Airport.

The MPA will again be assisting EAA with their Young Eagles Program. All enjoyed the free Hot Dogs & Soda, checking out the aircraft on display, etc. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, escorting the kids, serving hot dogs & soda, driving a van to and from the Flight Service Station, etc. Call Richard at 636-458-4576 or sign up online.

April 20th

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