May 4, 2011

   St. Louis Chapter Meeting

Our special speaker for the May meeting will be:  Joe Pestka

Joe has been with the Missouri Department of Transportation-Aviation Section for about ten years. 

Since 2003 he has been the Aviation Administrator and before that held the position of Aviation OperationsManager.  Ten years before he came to MODOT, Joe worked at a consulting engineering firm focusing on projects at general aviation airports in Missouri and Illinois.

Joe will be talking about the status of all Missouri airport projects in progress and the planning stage.  If you have any questions about your airport, don't miss this important event!

We will meet at the Sunset Lakes Banquet Center at 13366 W. Watson Road in Sappington, MO 3127.  Our private dining room overlooking the beautiful golf course opens at 6 PM with dinner being served at 7 PM and our program at 8 PM.  Cost is $18.  Please call Candy Stewart at 314-651-7097 or send her an email at by April 29, 2011.

Come Join US!

It's not too late to plan on attending the April Fly Out to
Kentucky Dam Village Resort Park on April 30 - May 1, 2011

The St. Louis Chapter's April Flyout will be on April 30, 2011 to the Kentucky Dam Village Resort  Park (M34)  This will be an over night excursion spending the night at the resort.  Plan to arrive at M34 about 10 AM for transport to the Lodge.  We currently have 5 rooms available that are reserved in Hubert Looney's name @ $99.95 per night.  Please call 270-362-4271 and reserve one of these rooms for the night of April 30th.  Deadline for the rooms is April 23, 2011.Contact Hubert  to let him know you are planning to come and if you have questions??? 314-562-1773. 

See YOU there!

The May FlyOut will be to Rebel's Bluff on May 14, 2011

This is an all MPA flying event!  If you haven't been to the famous air strip called Rebel's Bluff - this is Your opportunity!

Rebel's Bluff is a grass airstrip located 2 miles NNE of Mount Vernon Municipal Airport (2MO), and 2 1/2 miles west of the city of Mount Vernon, Missouri.  Lat/Longs are N37 06.1 and W93 52.2.  Runway 14 has "right traffic" (away from the bluff), and Runway 32 uses "left traffic".   Lunch will be available for a $10 donation. 

Driving directions: I-44 to exit 46 turn north for 1.4 miles (through both stop lights) and turn right on Missouri Highway 39.  Go only 1/4 miles and turn left on Highway V for 2.4 miles - Rebel's Bluff is on your left!

Election of Officers

At the June meeting we will hold our annual election of officers for the St. Louis Chapter.
The following is the slate of officers nominations:

President: Marge Doias
Vice President: Bob Crandell
Secretary: Barb Lane
Treasurer: Candy Stewart

Board Members 2011-2013:
Jo Ann Johnson, Russ Heath, Hubert Looney, Sue Smith, Carol Weber.

Previous elected board members thru 2012 are:
Joe Sudekum, Curt Springmeier, Gary Johnson, Richard Baricko, Barb Lane.