Jack Jackson has been our guest speaker on several occasions when he spoke of the mysteries of flying the Harrier. When you've flown the best jets in the U.S.A., where do you go next? Go to Russia, of course. For our May meeting, perennial favorite, Jack Jackson, Ace Boeing test pilot, will regale us with tales of his trip to Mother Russia, his experiences with the "Cobra" maneuver and his insights into a very different culture. Jack got to fly Russia's Yak-38 which is their version of the AV-8B Harrier which he flies at our airshows. He also flew their SU-27 - their version of the F-15. Come and enjoy the Videos, Photos and stories of Jack's trip.
Join us at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour is 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM and Jack will give his presentation at 8:00 PM. DINNER RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12:00 NOON MAY 1. PLEASE CALL RON HYKEN 636-519-9721 OR BARBARA LANE 636-391-2668.
Our April speaker was to be Sgt. Hubert Looney but Hubert had an engine failure at Guatemala City when flying for Wings of Hope. Hubert is recovering nicely and we wish him well. We were fortunate that Dick Hrabko and John Bales of Spirit Airport stepped in for Hubert on short notice and gave us an update on the overlay of the south runway, the new golf course and the reopening of the FSS.
Also on MAY 3rd
Want to learn about Jack's employer?
Click on the golf ball to see what is going on on May 5th!
ART FAIR AND WINEFEST - What's better than flying? Or at least close? Why fine art and fine wine, of course! Join us along the Missouri River at the delightful Washington 19th Annual Art Fair and Winefest. It's a delightful afternoon of art displays from all over the country and a sampling of Missouri's tastiest wines on the Washington Riverfront. Join us at Noon at Spirit terminal to caravan. Or, if you want to fly (and not imbibe, of course), we'll pick you up at the Washington International Airport. Just call Mike Young at 314-781-1942 to arrange a pick up.
May 27th & 28th
SALUTE TO VETERANS AIRSHOW AT COLUMBIA AIRPORT - 1000 to 1600. Free. F-15, F-18, AV-8B Demo Teams, US Army Golden Knights, Skyraider Rescuse of a downed pilot, F-86, B-25, P-51, P-47, F7F, C-47, SNJ, A-10, T-34, TBM, BT-13, Hawker Sea Fury, French Nieuports, Bagpipers Band, Food & Beverages. For more details visit their web site: www.salute.org
ELECTIONS - We will hold the election of Officers and Board Members at our June meeting. In order to be an officer, a member must have served on the Board of Directors for one year. We need volunteers to be Board members. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month except for December. Meetings start at 7:30 PM and generally end shortly after 9:00 PM. Topics such as the following examples are covered: Treasurer's Report, Information from State Meetings, Flyouts, Guest Speakers, special meetings such as we had at the Aero Squadron, Wings Program, etc. etc. If you are interested or need additional information call Richard Baricko (636-458-4576), Barbara Lane (636-391-2668) or Candy Stewart (314-842-1720).
Shirts, Jackets, Caps, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Golf Shirts, etc. are now available with the Chapter's Logo. The quality of the items is top rate and the logo is machine stitched - not printed. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Chapter's Treasury. Help support and show your pride in our chapter by wearing these destinctive items. Click on the photo on the left to see what is available, prices, etc. Thank you.
Plane Cookin' cookbooks are available. Spiral Bound 5 1/2 x 8 inches. $8 each.
Be sure to purchase at the next meeting as Mother's Day is just around the corner. Cookbooks always make great gifts.
You can also have one mailed to you for $10. Send your check payable to MPA to Donna Crandell, 2949 Arlmont Drive, St Louis MO 63121
Please remember the hungry and homeless. You may bring canned goods and personal items to the meeting. We will be happy to distribute to the Ladies of Charity in Normandy. They appreciate every donation.
If you did not get a copy of the Brief History of our Chapter at the January Meeting at the 94th Aero Squadron here is a link to it: A Brief History of our Chapter