March 3rd

Kelley Mersch, CFI, CFII, MEI will be our guest speaker. Kelley will tell us SEL pilots what it is like to transition to a multi-engine aircraft. Haven't flown a twin and want to know what it would be like? In one hour you will know all you ever wanted to know about flying a twin and what the requirements are for the additonal rating. Already flying a twin? This is your chance to ask those questions you didn't ask your CFI when you took your Wings flights. Haven't gotten your next phase of Wings yet? You have until the end of this month. Please be sure to get a copy of your CFI's sign-off to Art Stewart. A number of other MPA chapters are way ahead of us in getting members to participate in the Wings Program. We need more of our members to participate in the program.
Join us at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard, just west of I-270. Social hour begins at 1800, Dinner at 1900. Kelly will give her presentation at 2000. Reservations are required so please call either Donna Crandell at 382-3923 or Sue Smith at 274-3663. Thank you.

March 21st

Fly-Out to Maple City USA, aka Monmouth IL, just 136nm north of SUS.
The Monmouth Municipal Airport is bille as the "longest continuously running airport in Illinois". It was in Monmouth that some of the early barnstormers got their wings and took to the skies in their biplanes. They say that this was one of Lindy's U S Mail stops.
The owners of Meling's Resturant, who are members of the Monmouth Flying Club, love to have pilots drop in. They will pick us up at the airport and drive us the short distance to town. Naturally we we have lunch at Meling's. You may want to pass up their fabulous deserts to save some room for a visit to the Old Time Soda Fountain Store.
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, of OK Corral fame, was born in Monmouth. His birthplace has been restored and is furnished with late 1800s period furniture and memorabilia. The current owners, Bob & Melba Matson, will be our guides.
We may want to stop in at Western Stoneware's Factory Outlet, Collector's Paradise, and the Maple City Candy Company (three floors of unique candies and gifts). If you are interested in Antiques there are a number of Antique Craft & Collectible Shops in Monmouth.
If the weather is not VFR we will do something locally so don't let gray clouds keep you at home. Plan to meet at JetCorp at 0830. Don't have a plane? We have extra seats so there is no reason for you to be grounded.
Please sign up early. Call Richard Baricko at 405-0142 or sign up at our March 3rd Meeting.

MPA State News

The State Organization is looking for a few members to serve on the Board of Directors. Interested? Call Neil Fiala at 843-0572. All members are welcome to attend the monthly meeting at COU on the second Sunday of each month. Meetings start at 1300 with a lot of the folks getting there at 1200 for lunch at the airport.

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