Feb 6th

Our guest speaker will be Dennis McGarity. Mr. McGarity has been an agricultural pilot since 1975. His wife and four sons own and operate McGarity Flying Service in the Sikeston area. Their business utilizes Pratt & Whitney Turbine Powered Air Tractors (That's an Air Tractor on the right). They seed, spray, and fertilize a variety of crops including rice, cotton, wheat, soybeans, milo and corn.

Dennis McGarity has been an active member of the Missouri Agricultural Aviation Association as well as the National AG Aviation Association. He served four terms as President of the MAAA, several terms as a Director and is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the Missouri Department of Agriculture Plant Industries Division. He has accumulated over 16,000 hours of flying time, most of which is agricultural flying in Southeast Missouri. This is the first time we have had an AgPilot as a guest so it should be very interesting. Members and friends of aviation are invited to attend.

Location: Greenbriar Country Club on Big Bend just west of I-270. Social at 1800, Dinner ($16) at 1900, Speaker at 2000. Reservations are required for Dinner; please call Gary Johnson at 314-965-1789 before Monday, February 4th. If you can't join us for dinner, feel free to drop in at 2000 to hear what Dennis McGarity has to say about being an AgPilot.

(Did Santa bring you 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. A great way to help our Treasury.)

Click for Location of the Greenbriar Country Club.

Feb 14th

Forget the Chocolates!
Click the Valentine Banner above for some neat items.
A portion of the price is donated to our chapter.

Feb 17th

Fly-Out to Decatur IL (DEC)
The Main Hangar Restaurant is a unique aviation-theme restaurant with an outstanding view of the Decatur Airport, which is a little more than 100nm from SUS. We plan to arrive at Noon for an excellent Sunday Brunch Buffet. If you are departing from SUS we will meet at JetCorp at 1045 with an ETD of 1100. If you are departing from another airport plan on an ETA of 1200 at DEC. Please call Jaime Dant at 314-580-3983 if you plan to join us. If the weather looks "iffy" call Jaime to see if the fly-out is canceled.

Member Biographies (Continued)

Ron Hyken: Ron got his private pilots license in 1975 and his instrument license in 1976. He has owned several different planes, including a Piper 140, Piper Warrior, & Super Vikings. He has a total of 2600 flying hours, of which 2400 are in the Super Vikings. He currently shares ownership of a Super Viking with Barb & Gene Lane. Ron is a past Treasurer of our Chapter and currently is a Vice President of USPA. Ron is now retired and says if you don't find him cutting his grass when the weather is nice, you'll probably find him on the golf course. He just got a new PC to keep him busy during the winter. He and his wife, Kathy, spend a lot of time traveling to visit family.