June 5th

Annual BBQ & Election of Officers.

June 5th: The BBQ will be at Creve Coeur Airport. You must make reservations and specify if you would like Chicken or Salmon. Our chapter will be selling Beer, Wine & Soda at reasonable prices. Dessert, Coffee, Tea & Water are included in the $16 price for the Dinner. Happy Hour will be at 1800 with Dinner at 1900. For $7.50 an optional tour of the Hangar Museum will be available if you wish to see a great collection of aircraft. You can decide to visit the museum the night of the BBQ.

The Nominating Committee is offering the following slate: President: William Duke, Vice-President: Gary Johnson, Treasurer: open, Secretary: Sharon Nickl. New Board Members for a two-year term: Carol Weber, Mark Weber, Jaime Dant, Ron Hyken and Gene Lane. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

Members and friends of aviation are invited to attend.
Location: Creve Coeur Airport, 3127 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Creve Coeur.

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Social at 1800, BBQ ($16) at 1900 followed by Election of Officers and Museum Tour.
Reservations are required for the BBQ; please call Gary Johnson at 314-965-1789 before Monday, June 3rd.

June 15th

June 15th [Rain Date June 16th]: Fly-Out to Gaston's (3MO) for lunch. For those who cannot land on grass, the alternate landing strip is Baxter County Regional (BPK). Transportation will be arranged. Fly-out conditions that constitute a go are: 5000 ft ceilings, 5 miles visibility and 15 knots surface wind as reported by flight service for the route and time of flight. Radiation Fog is prevalent in the mornings at Gaston's so be prepared for an hour or two delay before a final 'no-go' is declared.
Call Jaime Dant at 314 352-3983 or send him an email at jdant@pcg.wustl.edu by June 10th if you plan to join us or you are on your own for seating and transportation. We plan to meet at JetCorp at 0830 and depart at 0900.

June 22nd

June 22nd: Gateway Eagles' Eighth Annual Fly-In which was originally scheduled for September 15, 2001, and was canceled due to the events of 9/11 will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2002, at St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS). Families & Friends are most welcome to fly-in or drive-in anytime after 0900. There will be food and drinks with the "highlight" of providing 100 airplane rides for pre-registered youth between the ages of 11 and 17 before 1500. A pilot briefing will be held at 0800 for all pilots who are EAA members wishing to participate in flying youth that day. A feature attraction will be the MetLife Blimp. MPA member, Hubert Looney is President of the Gateway Eagles of Missouri.

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July 18th

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. 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

Details and Requests for Volunteers will be in future newsletters. Put the dates down on your calendars now, especially if you can volunteer to help starting on Tuesday, August 27th in preparation for the arrival of the Blue Angels on Wednesday August 28th.