April 7th

Jeff Edwards will be our guest speaker on April 7th. Mr Edwards is a former U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder Bombardier/Navigator and Naval Safety Center Aircraft Accident Investigator. Following his service in the Navy, Mr Edwards was an Aircraft Accident Investigator and Senior Project Engineer for McDonnell Douglas. While at McDonnell Douglas he continued to investigate military fighter accidents involving the F/A-18 Hornet, F-15 Eagle, and the AV-8B Harrier. Additionally, he investigated a number of commercial accidents involving the McDonnell Douglas product line, including the Florida Everglades Valujet disaster. He founded AvSafe in 1997. Since founding AvSafe, Mr. Edwards has reconstructed a variety of aircraft accidents for clients around the globe. In addition to working for the defense team in the 1998 Marine Corps EA-6B gondola case, Mr. Edwards has consulted for clients on matters in Mexico, Kuwait, and the United Kingdom. Most recently, Mr. Edwards has been involved with accident reconstruction efforts in the Governor Mel Carnahan crash.

Jeff is also an accomplished pilot, Master Flight Instructor (less than 1/3 of 1% of CFIs hold this designation) and FAA Designated Pilot Examiner. He has reconstructed many aircraft accidents involving flight instruction or flight examination issues. He was named the National Flight Instructor of the Year for 2003 as well as the FAA Central Region Flight Instructor of the Year for 2003. Mr. Edwards also received the distinct honor and designation of 2003 Accident Prevention Counselor of the Year for the FAA St. Louis Flight Standards District Office.

Social Hour at 1800; Dinner at 1900; Jeff will make his presentation at 2000. Reservations are needed. Please email to RSVP@MoPilots.US or call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday, April 5th.

(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.)

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April 6th

MPA Guests at Missouri Capitol

Jack Jackson, a MPA member and a Missouri State Representative, has invited our chapter to be his guest at the Capitol in Jefferson City on Tuesday, April 6th. We would like a lot of our members to join us in representing MPA. Be at the Capitol by 0945 at Jack's Office (201CA) which is at the west end of the building. Park at any meter or in the garage 2 blocks east of the Capitol. Or fly down and meet us at JEF at 0915. We will go into the House at 1000 to be introduced as Jack's guests. Then we will have a tour of the Govenor's Mansion at 1100, and lunch at Madisons at 1145. Jack is really happy we are coming, so please come. Please RSVP Carol Weber at 636-458-2529 or Sue Smith at 636-274-3663 so we can plan transportation from the airport to the Capitol.

April 17th

The weather did not cooperate on January 17th so we will give April 17th a try for a Fly-Out to Dexter (DXE) for ribs at the Hickory Log Restaurant. Plan to arrive at DXE at 1200. Bring cash since they do not accept credit cards.

Reminder: You must notify Carol Weber (636-458-2529 or Carol@MoPilots.US) of the head count in your party by April 16th since she has to arrange for transportation from the airport to the restaurant. Fly outs are Very VFR (5000 ft and 5 miles). Check with flight service or call Carol.

Name Tags

Name Tags on sturdy heavy plastic that can be worn with a clip or lanyard are now available for $5. They are in full color and very durable since the graphics are imbedded in the plastic vs. being printed on the plastic. You can even use them as ice scrapers! To order call Barb at 636-391-2668 or email Barb@MoPilots.us