March 4th

Dave Hastings will be our guest speaker on March 3rd. If you have ever wondered what it is like to work in the Control Tower at Lambert this is your chance. Dave joined the FAA in 1982 and has been working at Lambert for fourteen years. He has worked at Center, Level One, Level Two and Level Five as well as Terminal. If you don t know what all these positions are then you must come to this meeting to find out.

Dave grew up in North County and joined the Marine Corps after High School. He spent four years as a GSI Controller before joining the FAA . Dave holds a Private Pilot Certificate so he is also very familiar with General Aviation.

Social Hour at 1800; Dinner at 1900; Dave will make his presentation at 2000. Reservations are needed. Please email to RSVP@MoPilots.US or call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday, March 1st.

(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.

March 6th-7th

Captain Lindbergh's Ocean Flight
Audiences young and old rave about this imaginative production, celebrating the daring transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh. Don't miss this dynamic play that combines exciting physical action, a set that takes flight before your very eyes, and a witty percussion score performed live on thirty-five different instruments. Performed by the Metro Theater Company at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Highly recommended for all adults and children six years and older. The one hour performance will be held at 1100 on Saturday and at 1330 & 1530 on Sunday. Tickets are only $10 for Students, Children, & Seniors and $12 for Adults. Call 314-997-6777 or visit www.metrotheatercompany.org for information and tickets.

March 27th

March s flyout is to Morris Municipal Airport (CO9), just 195nm NNE from SUS. The airport has been named the GA Illinois Airport of the Year. Café 47 is located on the airport in an old Quonset hut which should make it interesting. Good food reasonable prices. Refuel at $2.35 Guaranteed per AirNav! Plan to arrive at CO9 at 1800Z.

If you plan to join us contact Carol at 636-458-2529 or Carol@MoPilots.US by March 25th so she can arrange to have an area set aside for us.

Looking for another place to fly to? "At the Controls", a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, is on display at the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum in Rantoul IL until March 15th. This is the closest to us that the traveling exhibition will get. (Click on the above logo to visit the Museum's website.)

At the Controls looks at Cockpits and also visually traces the development of cockpits and illustrates the changes and refinements in aviation technology over the past century. From the efficiently designed instrument panel of the P-51D Mustang to the myriad switches and gauges in the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, each photograph displays advances in aviation and aeronautics from the pilot s point of view.

Featuring large-format color photographs (approximately 4 x 7 ) of cockpits from airplanes and spacecraft in the world-renowned collection of the Smithsonian s National Air and Space Museum (NASM), this exhibition offers new views of 20 historic aircraft. Among the aircraft featured are the Wright 1903 Flyer, Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, Supermarine Spitfire Mark VII, and the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Name Tags

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