June Meeting Elections: The Chapter's Officers for this fiscal year are as
William Duke - President, Gary Johnson - Vice President, Barb Lane - Treasurer, Sharon Nickl - Secretary. Board Members elected for a two year term: Carol Weber, Mark Weber, Gene Lane, Jaime Dant and Ron Hyken.
JOIN US for the monthly dinner and wings awards. Fred Harms will be our guest speaker on Wednesday July 3, 2002, when he will present the St. Louis MPA Chapter Wings Certificates to those members who have received their FAA Certificates and Pins during the past year. As always Fred will give us updates and insights into anything new at the FAA. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy an evening with aviation enthusiasts in a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere.
We'll be at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour starts at 1800, Dinner ($16) at 1900 and Fred will make his presentations at 2000. Reservations are required. Please call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday July 1.
(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 Here for the Location of the Greenbriar Country Club.
July 13th [Rain Date: July 14th]
Fly-Out to Lake Barkley State Park (1M9) for lunch. Lake Barkley State Resort Park rests on the
shores of one of the world's largest man-made lakes. The airport is part of the State Park. Our friends at the
Gateway Chapter will be flying down there on July 21st in case you can't make our fly-out.
Call Jaime Dant at 314 352-3983 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10th if you plan to join us. We plan to meet at JetCorp at 0943 and depart at 1001.
Our chapter is sponsoring an FAA safety seminar at Thunder Aviation's new Terminal Building next to Wings of Hope at Spirit Airport from 1900-2100. Chapter members are requested to arrive early and assist in setting up. The FAA Central Region Runway Safety Team will be conducting a meeting to review what they have found during their evaluation of safety issues at Spirit. The team is made-up of representatives from the various divisions of the FAA, including Airports, Airways Facilities, Air Traffic Control, and Flight Standards. Representatives from the Spirit Air Traffic Control Tower and the Airport will be participating in the meeting. In addition to reporting their findings, the Runway Safety Team is very anxious to hear the concerns from people who operate from the airport. The main thrust of the meetings which have been conducted throughout the Region, is to identify and mitigate safety problems and have a positive effect on the reduction of runway incursions and airport safety issues.
August 30th - September 2nd
This year's AirShow will be a little different in that there will be three
AirShows from 1200 to 1830 with a one-hour break in-between. Starting off will be Military Demonstration Teams
and Heritage Flights followed by the Blue Angels, then the Red Barons. Tora Tora Tora will close the show with
their Zero fighters, Kate torpedo bombers and Val dive bombers you've seen in the movie, as they recreate the bombing
of Pearl Harbor (Last act because of the pyrotechnics and the clean up required.).
Volunteers are needed especially if you can volunteer to help starting on Tuesday, August 27th in preparation for the arrival of the Blue Angels who will do a practice show on Thursday. Military Aircraft, Warbirds and other aircraft will be arriving on Thursday & Friday, with a Practice AirShow on Friday afternoon starting with the Blue Angels. Richard will contact the prior year's van drivers, pilots who will get first priority at driving up and down the taxiways. As in prior years we will work out of the Operations Center on the Hot Ramp where we will assign rental cars, provide welcome packets, T-shirts, etc. to all incoming Military & Civilians who will be in the AirShow or on the Static Ramp. To volunteer send an email to Richard@SpiritAirport.org stating availability or call Richard at 636-458-4576 or