Interesting, entertaining and informative! That describes the presentation
given at our October meeting by St. Louis chapter member and Missouri Highway Patrolman Hubert Looney. His insight
into the MHP and their aviation group made for a great evening! As a bonus Hubert provided the members with some
excellent hand-outs. Art Stewart presents Hubert with the coveted MPA Appreciation Award.
Many thanks to Fred Harms of the St. Louis FSDO and Sam Walley of the St. Louis Flight Service Station for their Safety Seminar we sponsored this past month at Lindbergh High School. And thanks to Art and Candy Stewart and the other members who worked hard to make it a success. Over 70 people attended. It was a great opportunity to showcase the MPA to active pilots.
Also, please remember that you don't have to be a pilot to help the Missouri MPA win the MO-KAN Wings trophy. Non-flying spouses can help by attending a safety seminar and sending a Wings form to Art Stewart.
Third year in a row! MVFR and IFR conditions for our Annual Wine Tour. But, as in the past two years, the rain gave pause and a good time was had by all. Here, 14 members of the group pause for a photo op at the Sugar Creek Winery.
At our November meeting Steve Long, Maintenance Safety Program Manager for the St. Louis
FSDO will tell us about the do's and never-do's of aircraft owner maintenance and explain those FAR's about same.
Be sure to bring your questions.
Steve is the Airworthiness Safety Program Manager at FSDO. He is Fred Harms counterpart in the maintenance end of the business. He has been in the STL-FSDO since February 1995. Prior to
assuming this position he was a Principal Inspector for several charter operators and repair stations. Where Fred Harms has succeeded in educating pilots on how to think and be safer, Steve adds to that by shedding light on the technical do's and don'ts on aircraft airworthiness. He will focus on the preventive maintenance allowances that operators of aircraft are legally allowed to do.
Reservations required. Please call Ron Hyken at 636-519-9721 by Monday October 30th to join us at the Greenbriar Country Club on Big Bend Blvd off I-270. Social at 1800, Dinner at 1900, Program at 2000.
November's Fly-Out will be on Sunday, November 5th to spend a day shopping at the malls at Lake of the Ozarks. We will meet at JetCorp at 0930 and plan to depart around 1000. Then we will fly to Lee C Fine (AIZ) and have breakfast at one of the many fine resturants. Then it's shopping, shopping until around 1600 when we will head back to AIZ and return to SUS. Please be sure to call Jaime Dant at 314-352-3983 if intend to join us since Jaime needs a head count in order to arrange for transportation on the ground. Thank you.
Christmas Holiday Party: They've been selling Christmas decorations for a month and a half now. That must
mean it's almost time for our annual Christmas Party Holiday Gala Celebration Bash. Mark your calendar for Wednesday,
December 6th. Festive libations and convivial chit-chat begin the evening at the lovely Greenbriar Country Club
at 6:00PM. A sumptuous repast starring succulent corn-fed prime rib will be served at 7, followed by spirited dancing
to the musical stylings of Whatever's Best. Make your reservations early, it's a good time you won't want to miss!
Please bring canned goods to share with the less fortunate. Thank you
Airport Support Group
Chris Erkmann, St. Louis Chapter MPA, is the volunteer representative of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport to the AOPA Airport Support Network. As such, he is 'testing the waters' to verify the level of interest there might be if a Spirit Airport Support Group were to be formed. To date, over one-hundred people have stepped forward. If you support the goals of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, if your job, business, or recreation are all positively impacted by the continued success of Spirit, and you would like to be kept informed of all efforts to develop a Spirit Airport Support Group, please submit the following information to:
Chris Erkmann, 1500 Timberbluff Ct., Chesterfield MO 63017,
or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org: YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, E-MAIL ADDRESS.
Happy Thanksgiving !