May 1st Meeting will feature Graham Bloy, a pilot who is President of Locus Technologies. His company is
in the Radio Communications field and specializes in tracking & surveillance for the military as well as commercial
clients. He has over 30 years of commercial and aeronautical experience in the radio communications field. Mr Bloy
has traveled all around the world and we are please to have him share his experiences with us.
Members and friends of aviation are invited to attend. Location: Greenbriar Country Club on Big Bend just west of I-270. Social at 1800, Dinner ($16) at 1900, Speaker at 2000. Reservations are required for Dinner; please call Gary Johnson at 314-965-1789 before Monday, April 29th.
(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.
Annual MPA Convention at West Plains, MO. For full Details and Registraion Form click here.
Re-creation of the Spirit Landing in St. Louis: To recognize St. Louis' role in the famous flight, a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis will land at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, where Lindbergh had been flying the airmail and built his financial base for the New York-to-Paris flight. Its landing at the historically accurate time of 8:20 a.m., will commemorate Lindbergh's return to acknowledge his financial backers and make final preparations for his flight. From 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. the public is invited to Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO, to view the plane and meet the pilot. Representatives from the Experimental Aircraft Association will also be on hand to greet visitors. This event is free and open to the public. The San Diego to St. Louis trip established a record flight time of 14 hours and 25 minutes for a 1,500 mile trip.
AirShow at Poplar Bluff (POF). Trying to get some details about the AirShow. Check back later.
May 18th Fly-Out to Excelsior
Springs (3EX) for their 14th Annual Fly-In Breakfast combined with their 5th Annual Antique/Classic Fly-In. Free
all you can eat breakfast for fly-in pilots ($4 for everyone else). Lunch starting at 1100 is $4.50. A Full Day
of Aviation Activities: Safety Seminar at 0900, Best of Class Judging at 1000, Parachute Drop at 1100. Airplane
Rides, Demonstrations, Vendor Tables, Swap Shop. Transportation provided to the Gatsby Events, a celebration of
the founding years from the 1890's through the 1920's. Vintage costumes, antique aircraft and car shows, carnival,
food, music, shopping, loads of live entertainers - Big Band/jazz, Blues, Country, Rock music plus visit the Street
Faire and see the Stilt-walker, the Gangster Magician and the One-man band. Note: 3EX is 171nm W of SUS, Runway
1/19 is 2000x45 asphalt in good condition.
Call Jaime Dant at 314 352-3983 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us. We plan to meet at JetCorp at 0815 and depart at 0830 in order to land before the Parachute Drop and in time for the breakfast.
AirShow at Columbia Airport featuring the Canadian SnowBirds. A rare "red tail"
P-51C as well as an SB2C Helldiver will be among the many aircraft on display and flying. Gates open at 0930 and
show runs until 1600.
Unfortunately fly-ins are not permitted so either car pool with your friends of fly into JEF where buses will take you to COU. For all the details click on the picture of the Snowbirds.
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