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May 2nd

Spirit of St Louis ReplicaOur speaker for the May 2nd Meeting will be Sharon Smith of the Missouri Historical Society. Ms Smith is an expert on the life of Charles Lindbergh and will be sharing some of her thoughts with us. She is the curator of the Missouri Historical Society's extensive collection of Lindbergh-related items. Unfortunately she will not be able to bring the replica of Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St Louis" that the museum owns. Click on the picture to go to their web site. It will open in a new window.

We are delighted to have Sharon Smith as our speaker. Won't you join us at the Greenbriar on Big Bend? Social at 6PM, Dinner ($15) at 7PM, Speaker at 8PM. Reservations are required. Call Ron Hyken at 636 530-7651 before noon Monday April 30th.

May 4th - 6th

The Kansas City Chapter will be the host and the location is Lee's Summit. Full details and registration form are published in the MPA News.

May 5th

Flying Companion Seminar at SUS FSS 0900-1500. The Seminar is intended to make non-pilots comfortable and helpful in the cockpit. A wide variety of topics will be covered including: How an airplane flys, Part of the Aircraft, Flight Instruments, Weather, Charts & Flight Planning, etc. etc. The Seminar is sponsored by the St Louis Chapter of the Ninety-Nines. Enrollment is limited so reserve your seat right away. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Send your check along with your name, address and phone number to: Barb Wilper, 1255 Tesson Road, Hazelwood MO 63042. For more information contact Laura Million at 618-288-7099 or Barb Wilper at 314-731-6863, or visit their website listed on our links page.

May 12th

Youth Aviation Day at Spirit Airport. EAA Chapter 32 plans to fly over 300 students between the ages of 8 and 17. There will also be some 20 displays set up in Thunder Aviation's new large hangar. The new Flight Service Station will provide tours of their facilities. There will be several aircraft on Static Display. There will be free hot dogs and soda for the students and volunteers. Speaking of volunteers... they are needed to help with Registration, Transport the students to and from the Flight Service Station using a 15 passenger van, Serve the hot dogs & soda, making sure only the pilots flying the Young Eagles are the ones who get the fuel from the designated fuel trucks, etc. Why not join us and have a great time helping out for the day or part of the day?

Youth Aviation Day Letter
Click the Chapter 32 Logo for information on their website.

Click on Up, Up, and Away to see what was in the Rockwood School's News.

Now, don't you want to volunteer?

May 13th

Looking for something special for Mother's Day? You are on line so you must shop on line, right? Well, how would you like to order something right now and help out your chapter? How? Click on the Amazon Link below. If you decide to order something after clicking on their logo your chapter will receive part of the proceeds. How much? Five to fifteen percent of what you spend. But in order for us to receive a fee from Amazon you must go to their website through our website. If you like what they have to offer do not bookmark their web page! You must use your chapter's link to Amazon for us to receive any funds. Thank you.

May 19th

How about another Mystery Fly-Out like the one Jerry organized for us?
It will only be a mystery for the folks who don't visit the website. We will first flyout to Bolivar for Breakfast and then on to Jefferson City. Use caution at Jefferson City - wake turbulance from Radio Controled Model Airplanes!
June flyout will be to Meigs. (Last chance?)

Please contact Jaime at jaime@borcim.wustl.edu or 314-352-3983 if you are going and with available seating in your plane. Reservations are much easier with a head count!

April's Fly-Out was a great success in spite of the crosswinds at SUS. The folks at Lambert's sure know how to treat pilots - and we certainly enjoyed the royal treatment!

May 26th - May27th

Columbia Airport Memorial Day Weekend Airshow featuring the Thunderbirds.
(Click on the logo to go to their website for more information.)
9:45 AM: Opening Ceremony -- Salute to the Nation

On the Ground: Vintage Military Aircraft Static Displays, Recruiter Tents, plus Food, Beverage, Souvenir Tents, and Military Heroes Autograph Tent, USAF Drill Team, Honored Guests and Reunion Groups Ceremony, Bagpipers Show, Autographs by Pilots.

In the Air: 69th Battalion Tactical Strike Re-enactment, Canadian Forces SkyHawks Parachute Team Show, US Army Golden Knights Full Show, "Rescue of the Downed American Pilot in Vietnam" by the 69th Battalion Special Operations Group, Thunderbirds Ground Show and Demonstration, Mass Exit Free-Fall Parachute Show Jump Performed by the Golden Knights and Canadian SkyHawks. (Note: Warbirds usually fly after the Opening Ceremony before being put on Static Display.)

3:30-4:00 PM Ramp Clears, Airshow Closes

May 31st - June 3rd

The USPA's Annual Convention is being held in St Louis this year. Click on their logo for details. You will be taken to their web site which will open in a new window.

September 22nd

Ron Wade from the Pony Express chapter is planning a flying Poker Run for Saturday, September 22nd for the state MPA organization. The event will start and end at Grand Glaize airport at the Lake Of The Ozarks. For planning purposes, we would like to know:

A. Would you be interested in participating in the event.
B. Would you be interested in flying into Bill Marx's grass strip to have lunch.
C. Would you be interested in flying into an airport near Bill Marx's ranch and be shuttled over for lunch?
D. Would you want to spend the night at a hotel at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Please let Mike Young know by phone (314-781-1942) or E-Mail (youngmm@maritz.com).