June Meeting Elections: The Chapter's Officers for this fiscal year are as
Art Stewart - President, William Duke - Vice President, Gary Johnson - Treasurer. There were no nominations for Secretary so that position is still open. Are you interested in helping your Chapter? Board Members elected for a two year term: Bonita Duke, Skip Culver, Candy Stewart, Sue Smith, Jo Ann Johnson.
June 30 -July 1st
Scott Air Force Base Open House.
Make plans to attend and have an enjoyable and fun-filled look into your Air
Force, provided by the men and women of Scott AFB. Gates open at 0800. Food, drinks and souvenirs will be sold
both days. For safety reasons, coolers and glass bottles are prohibited. Scott AFB is bringing in aircraft from
across the US. Besides the host 375th Airlift Wing's C-9 Nightingale and C-21A aircraft, other aircraft and demonstration
teams will be there to thrill young and old alike! Including: C-17 Globemaster III
from the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, SC. C-5 Galaxy from the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis AFB, CA. KC-10
Extender from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, NJ. B-1B Lancer from the 366th Wing, Mountain Home AFB,
ID. F-117A Nighthawk from the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, NM. F-15 Eagle from the 325th Fighter Wing, Tyndall
AFB, FL. T-38 Talon from the 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, MS. EA-6B Prowler from NAS Whidbey Island,
WA. USAF STARS Parachute Demonstration Team from Hurlburt Field, FL.The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit from Fort Benning,
Thunderbirds will only fly on June 30th at 1400 since they
have another AirShow in Niagra Falls NY on July 1st.
(Clicking on the Scott AFB or Thunderbirds pictures will take you to their websites.)
July Meeting will be July 11, the second Wednesday, due to the 4th of July Holiday. Dan Gilbert, the new MPA State
President, will be traveling up here from West Plains, MO to meet our members. Fred Harms of our FAA FSDO will
be presenting Wings Certificates to the following members: Arnold Zimmerman, Doug Rajski, Jim Crowe, Jerry Aronberg,
Neil Fiala, Mike Young, Bob Crandell, Chris Erkmann, Richard Baricko, Art Stewart, Barb Lane, Sue Smith, Bill Smith,
Angelo Rancilio, David Levin, Bart Branjac, William Florich, Douglas Moisie, Janice Rhodes, Tim McQueen, Gene Lane.
Did we miss you? Call Art Stewart at 314-842-1720 if you are not listed. Thank you.
Last month we announced that the MoKan Trophy was surrendered by the Kansas Pilots Association to the Missouri Pilots Association. The Trophy will be on display at the various chapter meetings. It will be on display at our July Meeting.
Location: Greenbriar on Big Bend just west of I-270. Social at 6PM, Dinner at 7PM. Reservations are required. Please call Gary Johnson at 314-965-1789 by noon July 9th.
Fly-Out to CGI on Saturday July 14th if the WX is VFR; IFR (rain) date is Sunday July 15th. We will depart SUS around 1000, take in the various aircraft on the static ramp. There will be a wide variety of food for lunch, displays, souvenirs, etc.
Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival
"Heroes & Legends"
The Spirit of a Triumphant Nation
After lunch sit back and enjoy the action starting at 1300:
Pearl Harbor Reenactment
B-17 & P-40 defend Pearl Harbor
against Japanese Kates & Zeros.
Jimmy Doolittle's Raid
B-25s fly to raid Tokyo
Pacific War Theater
F4U Corsair aerobatics along with
demonstrations of the SBD Dauntless & TBM Avenger
F4U Corsair & F-18 Hornet flying together
Navy F-18 demonstration
Dodge Ram Jet driven pickup truck
Don't plan on leaving until the show is over around 1700. You can sign up for the Fly-Out at our July 11th meeting, call Jaime Dant at 314-352-3983.
AirShow at the Bloomington Airport
Click the image to go to their web site.
The Fair & AirShow on Labor Day Weekend is not too far away. The theme of this year's AirShow is "Salute to Veterans". There will be a lot of warbirds from WWII to the present day. Volunteers are needed to work on the Hot and Static Ramps (call Richard Baricko at 636-458-4576).