May 7th

Duane Huelsmann of the Transportation Security Administration at Lambert will be our guest speaker for the May dinner meeting. Duane is the son of MPA member Kathy Hyken. He started his career at Lambert working part time for Trans States Airlines (d/b/a Trans World Express) while attending the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He held many positions in his 16 years of service, working his way from Ramp Manager to Director of Stations & Regulatory Security. In July 2002 he joined the TSA in a position to set up airport security around the country. He is now permanently stationed at Lambert as Security Screening Manager - Mobile Security Force (MSF).

We'll be at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour starts at 1800; Dinner ($16) at 1900 and Duane will make his presentation at 2000. Reservations required. Please call Barb Lane at 636-391-2668 by Monday May 5th. NEW: if you do not have a reservation and come for dinner the price is $18.

[You can also send her an email at ]

(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.

May 10th

Third Annual Youth Aviation Day at Spirit Airport.

The MPA will again be assisting EAA with their Young Eagles Program. All enjoyed the free Hot Dogs & Soda, checking out the aircraft on display, etc. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, escorting the kids, serving hot dogs & soda, driving a van to and from the Flight Service Station, etc. Call Richard at 636-458-4576 or sign up online.

May 17th & 24th

That's right! Two fly-outs throughout the summer. It is a BBQ comparison with fly-out Alpha to Miami County Airport (K81). Plan your flight to meet at 1200 at K81. We-Be-Smoken Restaurant is on the airport. Caution: Whitman AFB NOTAM is in effect and grass runway (15/33) is questionable. Use runway 3/21. Call Jaime at 314 352-3983 or email by Friday May 16th with head count or questions please! He needs to know who is going to alert those involved. Bring cash - credit cards not accepted.

Fly-out Bravo is May 24th to Dexter (DXE) to judge the BBQ at Hickory Log. Meet 1200 at DXE Call Jaime at 314 352-3983 or email by Friday May 23rd with head count or questions please! I need to know who is going to alert those involved. Bring cash - credit cards not accepted.

As always our chapter fly outs are 5,000 ft ceilings, 5 miles visibility and 15 knot surface winds for the departure and terminal airports. If conditions are not, then the fly out is cancelled.

May 24th-25th

AirShow at Columbia Airport featuring a rare "red tail" P-51C, a P-38 Lightning, F6F Hellcat, F4U Corsair, P-40 Warhawk will be among the many aircraft on display and flying. There will be quite a few military assets including the Super Hornet Demo Team and the A-10 Demo Team.

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 P-38 Lightning.