Saturday August 4th
Mark Your Calendar for
Saturday, August 4th. Not our usual meeting day but time for our Annual Barbecue and Picnic. This Saturday meeting
will held at Washington Airport (MO6) from 1100 to 1500 with food being served at 1230. Jo Ann Johnson needs to
know who is coming since she is our quartermaster. Send her an email at BBQ@MoPilots.US or call her at 314-651-7097.
Drive In or Fly In! A tasty lunch will be prepared for you by St Louis Chapter Members. Lunch? How can you call a five course meal lunch and only $15? (Free for children under 12.) Wine, beer will be available for purchase (Soda, Ice Tea & Water are included with your Lunch which consits of Shrimp Cocktail, Chicken Wings, Cucumber Salad, Tomatoes, Pork Steak, Baked Beans, Chicken, Garlic Bread, Corn, Fruit Salad & Deserts).
Wine & Beer for Drive-Ins only who should take EITHER I-44 to Exit 251; follow Highway 100 to SR-47, cross the bridge and take a right onto Airport Road; OR take SR-94 to SR-47 and go Left a short distance on SR-47.
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See you there!
The Collings Foundation is bringing their B-24, B-17 & B-25 to Spirit Airport.
You will be able to visit them at Jet Aviation (JetCorp) on August 4th-6th.
Over Sixty years ago they flew from bases far from home, over occupied and enemy territory in an attempt
to weaken the forces of evil so that freedom could once again return to the people who it was stolen from. Their
endurance was tested on missions of ten or more hours, day after day; their strength was proven as they returned
countless crews safely back to their bases. Crews counted on them and a bond was made between man and machine...
... Now they fly on missions that are quite different than those of so long ago. Their mission for today is to educate the world about our courageous World War II veterans and to remember those who have left us. These aircraft stand as tributes to their crews and fly on as living history to enlighten future generations.
Saturday August 26th
The August fly out will be on Sun., Aug. 26th to Casey, IL (1H8) to have lunch at Richard's Farm House. We have tried to do this one several times so maybe we can finally make it happen in August. Plan on arriving at Casey at 11:30 AM. Reservations are necessary because of transportation. Email Sue Smith or call 636-274-3663.
Click this envelope to send an e-mail to Sue
Labor Day Weekend
Volunteers are needed to help at the St Louis Fair & AirShow on Labor Day Weekend. Help is needed:
Greeting AirShow Performers & Military, Assist with Rental Vehicles, Driving Shuttle Van, etc.
Sign up online by clicking here (preferred sign up method which also lists all the duties as well as being able to sign up to work on the Static Ramp) or you can call Richard at 636 458-4576.
Now through September 2008
Missouri History Museum
Flight City: St. Louis Takes to the Air is a thrilling and comprehensive exploration of the history of flight in St. Louis. Historic photographs, personal stories, gallery activities, and treasures from the Missouri Historical Society's collection chronicle our region's relationship with aviation-from the earliest roots through the 20th century zenith. Featuring more than 400 treasures, Flight City evokes the past while challenging you to imagine the future.
Adults: $5; Seniors: $4; Students: $3
AAA members receive $1 off ticket price
Prescheduled School Groups: Free
Children 6 and Under: Free
MHS member tickets are free based on membership level
Free admission on Tuesdays
Missouri History Museum Hours
Daily: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day):
Daily: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
USPA Mountain Flying Clinic
Click on the above logo for details.
Dawn Patrol Rendezvous
World War I Fly-In
For those of you that are interested in the more than usual forms of flying, you are invited to check out http://www.gwaero.org/homeframeset.html. This is a fly-in for WWI replica aircraft. It's at Wright Patterson Airfield so besides the fly-in there is the museum and all the other attractions of Dayton Ohio.
This three-day flying event of authentic and replica World War I aircraft is offered every other year by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the Great War Aeroplanes Association. The event includes WWI re-enactors in a war encampment area, radio-controlled model aircraft, period vehicles, music and a "swap and shop" of WWI-era items. More information will be available as this event nears.