Our guest speaker will be Dean Purdy, a retired McDonnell Douglas employee, who will present a retrospective of the Mercury Space Program. Project Mercury was the United States' first man-in-space program. NASA selected McDonnell to design, develop and build the first crewed spacecraft Jan. 12, 1959. Before the final splashdown, May 16, 1963, McDonnell had delivered 20 vehicles and the spacecraft had compiled 53 hours, 55 minutes and 25 seconds of crewed space flight time.
Astronauts who flew into space courtesy of McDonnell Douglas were:
Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, & Gordon Cooper.
We'll be at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social Hour at 1800; Dinner at 1900; Dean will make his presentation at 2000. Limited seating so Reservations are absolutely required. Please email to RSVP@MoPilots.US or call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday, May 31st.
(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 for Location of the Greenbriar Country Club.
Our Annual Elections will take place at our June Meeting.
The Nominating Committee has proposed the following Officers and new Board Members:
|Gary Johnson||Michael Butler|
|Carol Weber||Humbert Looney|
|Mark Weber||Marge Nulsen|
|Barb Lane||Joe Sudekum|
Air Traffic Controllers
of the Gateway TRACON present OPERATION RAINCHECK for General Aviation IFR & VFR pilots at the Federal Aviation
Administration's Gateway TRACON located in the Missouri Research Park), 22 Research Park Court, Saint Charles (Highway
94 exit off Highway 40).
* Learn to communicate effectively on the radio and sound like a pro.
* Learn how weather can alter traffic flow and find out what tools can help minimize disruption.
* Tour the TRACON and meet the Air Traffic Controllers. Q & A session follows the tour.
* See the St Louis airspace from a unique perspective and discuss the complex situations that arise here.
Space is limited. RSVP 314-890-1003 by May 20th. Include your name, phone number, driver's license number and which session: June 1st or June 3rd. Both from 1730 to 2130.
Open House at Bolivar Aviation (M17) 1000-1500.
Sky Diving, Static Display, etc. Free Lunch for pilots.
June 11th 12th 13th
MPA Annual Convention at Lake of the Ozarks.
Click Here for details
Smartt Field (SET) Open House.
Events will include:
|0700-1030||Fly-In Breakfast - Kilroy's Resturant|
|0900-1400||Young Eagle Flights for kids 8-17 years old|
|0900-1700||Static Display on Ramp in front of Kilroy's|
|1000 & 1300||Ken Blackburn Paper Airplanes|
|1030-1700||Lunch at Kilroy's Resturant|
|More activities being planned|
Arnold W. Zimmerman, Jr.,
Past President of our chapter who has been an MPA Member since 1965, was inducted into the International Forest
of Friendship at Atchison, KS, Saturday, June 19, at a ceremony held in a gazebo in the beautiful forest on the
banks of the Missouri River. The International Forest of Friendship is a living, growing memorial to the World
History of Aviation and Aerospace, and was a gift to America on her 200th birthday (1976) from the City of Atchison
and the Ninety-Nines.
It is made up of trees of all 50 states and 35 countries where the honorees live. Plaques naming the inductees are placed at the appropriate state or nation’s tree. Atchison is the birthplace of Amelia Earhart, who was the first President of the Ninety-Nines.
Arnold “Zim” began flight instruction in 1950 and earned his private license within five months. In three years he had earned an instrument rating, commercial license, and multi-engine rating. He has flown to many destinations all over the U.S. and made an Atlantic crossing. He has 5,700+ hours of flight time.
In addition to his work with MPA he is a founding member of the United States Pilots Association. Zim has worked hard to assist the Missouri Pilots Association become the largest state pilot’s organization in the U.S., and has also helped organize many other state pilot associations. He is the Co-Chairman of the Board of MPA.
Fly-Out to Gastons
(3M0). If you do not wish to use Gaston's grass landing strip, which is tricky, fly to Mountain Home (BPK).
Reminder: You must notify Carol Weber (636-458-2529 or Carol@MoPilots.US) by June 26 of the head count in your party and if you are using 3M0 or BPK since she has to arrange for transportation from Mountain Home Airport to Gastons.
Name Tags on sturdy heavy plastic that can be worn with a clip or lanyard are now available for $5. They are in full color and very durable since the graphics are imbedded in the plastic vs. being printed on the plastic. You can even use them as ice scrapers! To order call Barb at 636-391-2668 or email Barb@MoPilots.us